Troopergate Report Concludes Palin Abused Power

By Lee Speigel

Oct 10, 2008 8:52pm

Supporters of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin say it’s all just politics cooked up to hurt her, but the special legislative panel convened to investigate whether Palin unlawfully abused her authority in firing the state’s public safety commissioner, has issued its report, and the conclusion is she did.

The full 263-page report can be read HERE.

The AP reports that the bipartisan committee concluded that a family grudge wasn’t the only reason Palin fired Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan, but was likely was a contributing factor. 

Monegan has maintained that he was fired because he refused pressure by Palin to fire a state trooper, Mike Wooten, involved in a bitter divorce with her sister. Palin has called the investigation politically motivated and said she fired Monegan because of a budge dispute.

You can read more about the report HERE.   

- jpt

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