Palin Aides to Testify

By Justin Rood

Oct 6, 2008 11:20am

Seven aides to Gov. Sarah Palin will honor
subpoenas to be interviewed as part of the Alaska State Legislature’s
“Troopergate” investigation, according
to the Anchorage Daily News.

Late last month, Alaska attorney general Tavis
Colberg sued to stop the aides from having to speak with the legislature’s
special counsel, Stephen Branchflower. Last week a judge ruled against
Colberg.

Palin’s husband Todd still has not submitted to
an interview with Branchflower, for which he was also subpoenaed.  The “First
Dude’s” lawyer told
the Daily News he was in contact with the investigator,
but that an upcoming action by the state Supreme Court could impact Todd’s
decision.

The attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said Todd will
cooperate with a parallel Troopergate investigation conducted by the state
Personnel Board, the paper reported.

Palin and the McCain-Palin campaign have argued
since September that the Legislature’s investigation was unconstitutional and
politically slanted, and that the Personnel Board was the only legitimate forum
to investigate claims she misused her power to pursue a personal vendetta
against a state trooper who had been involved in a messy divorce from Palin’s
sister.

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