September 12th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Investigator wants subpoena for Palin's husband

Todd Palin sat with his wife, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, during the final night of the Republican convention.
Todd Palin sat with his wife, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, during the final night of the Republican convention.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) - A special counsel has asked Alaskan lawmakers to subpoena Gov. Sarah Palin's husband and a dozen aides as part of the investigation into Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner.

Todd Palin has been a "principal critic" of his wife's ex-brother-in-law, State Trooper Mike Wooten, and had "many contacts" with Department of Public Safety officials about his status, said Steve Branchflower, the former prosecutor hired by the state Legislature to investigate the firing.

Sarah Palin, now the Republican nominee for vice president, is battling allegations that she and her advisers pressured then-Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire Wooten - and that Monegan was canned when he refused.

Palin has said she fired Monegan over budget issues and denies any wrongdoing.

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  1. Yinggang

    Personally, I would prefer the arrogant Bush to win a 3rd term than to see McCain and his highly incompetent
    VP win the presidency with their messages full of incompetency and misleading attacks on Obama/Biden. As a people,
    we are hurting economically and all McBush/Palin can afford is misleading attacks – Always distracting the voters
    from the real thing. As a nation, we are at the crossroads and this nation must come to grips about our
    direction into the future.
    Surely, our future cannot be in the hands of a maverick who cannot even write an email in this Information Age!
    Are we wishing he will learn how to use email at the White house? I hope not!

    September 12, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
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