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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soundoff (726 Responses)
  1. Kel in Auburn, AL

    Uh, Oh!! Not looking so hot, are we Palin?

    September 12, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. DDR

    It is important that he tells what he knows so this is a good thing. Since you are CNN and Marxist thinking, you want to make it a bad thing. As usual you are wrong.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. Brandy, NJ

    On the topic of the palin family taxes the whole comment 'we'll release them on our own time table' ... typical republicans. How about we see the college transcripts of Palin's for the 5 schools she went to in 6 years to get her undergrad.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  4. bibek

    Why isn't the McCain campaign talking about the issues??????

    Why are they talking about about disrespectful, pigs, attacks, lipsticks, lies, etc?

    I am a republican and i am getting tired of it. I wan to know what John is going to do for us, not what Obama is not doing!!!
    I am voting democrat this year.

    Republican for Obama

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Spencer from VA

    WHILE THEY'RE INVESTIGATING, WHY DON'T THEY TAKE A SNEAK PEAK AT THE PALIN'S TAXES.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Lori

    Sarah and "The First Dude" have got to go. How will America look in other Countries eyes if Palin gets in the White House? We will look like fools.

    She's not ready, she lies and I don't want a soccor mom's finger over the nuke button who wouldn't even blink before pressing it.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. Chi4Obama

    I'm still waiting for someone to ask Palin; why she needed to attend 5 different colleges in 6 years just to obtain a journalism degree.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  8. Matt

    Chicago style politics.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. meme

    Oh please the dirt is about to pour about the might Palin's

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  10. Craig

    As a partial native american does Todd have to comply with U.S. law or does Eskimo rules apply? Just wondered. Also, do his wife need to follow the law?

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. Michelle, St. Louis, MO

    LOL, LOL, TIME TO PUT A MUZZLE ON THAT PIT!!!....LOL.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. Rebecca

    Good. Sarah is Guilty. She said she would cooperate fully and now she is trying her hardest to cover it up and not cooperate. If she was not guilty she wouldn't be hiring a private lawyer trying to delay and threaten the investigators and people in charge of doing the investigation.

    Now that is reform!

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  13. Ready forREAL change

    Let the games begin....here we go.

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  14. Cindy

    At last someone is trying to discover the truth and the real story behind her abusing her position!!!

    The people deserve to know about this woman NOW not later!

    She's a vivcious, under-handed empty skirt and time will prove it!

    I VOTE TO IMPEACH SARAH PALIN!!!

    September 12, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  15. PoliticoPundit

    Man, Media won't leave them alone.. Great.. Keep digging the mud..

    I am keep coming back to CNN for NEWS .. PLEASE

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  16. diana

    NOBODY'S ABOVE THE LAW WITCH!

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  17. ben

    How is it possible that a good Christian woman would allow herself to be on the same ticket with one of the NeoCons (who believe in world domination) and brought us the never ending war in Iraq? This same good Christian woman says she is ready to be President and start a few wars herself. How is it possible that a good Christian woman could be corrupted so completely is such a short time.

    See for yourself, watch the McCain approved ads and see the nastiness, meanness and down right unchristian, untruthful, thoughts of the devil himself.

    Real Christians will not support this evil.

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  18. concern citizen

    Her 15 minutes of fame are about to end.

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  19. Spencer from VA

    Where's the "Bridge to nowhere" money SARA????

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  20. Michelle, St. Louis, MO

    Yeah, let's get this party rolling....Time to put a muzzle on that pit.

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  21. obamacrat

    Question: If you have any to hide and want to clear your name why fight a subpoena?

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  22. Keith COrnelius

    Lets see how low the Democrats go with this one, they can't win on facts so go after dirt..and quite frankly the fact this guy (brother-in-law) is a loser I would of taken the pleausre of firing him personally instead having my Public Safety Commisssioner do it. This guys has been divorced 4 x's (not an issue actually but lends to character), he tases his step son and threaten Palins father so it is reported.....

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. Cindy

    I VOTE TO IMPEACH SARAH PALIN!

    WHO SECONDS IT?

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  24. Dangerous choise

    Has anyone watched excerpts from Palin's ABC interview? She was asked a simple question three times, and she couldn't answer it. It was a yes or no question about invading Pakistan without their permission to do so, and she would not say that she approved or disapproved of it. Dangerous woman to have in office.

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Nikki

    Oh boy! The drama has begun before she has even started... If Plain is VP i'm moving to Canada.

    September 12, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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