Palin offers details about Troopergate

September 2, 2008 5:59:28 PM PDT
John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has gone on the offensive trying to blunt negative fallout from the so-called Troopergate investigation. Palin says in a legal filing that she wants the state's personnel board to review the allegations surrounding her firing of the former public safety commissioner.

The legislature already is investigating Palin's firing of Walt Monegan for allegedly failing to dismiss a trooper who went through a messy divorce with Palin's sister before she ran for governor.

Before Palin was named to the GOP ticket, the legislature launched a $100,000 investigation into whether Palin abused her power in firing Monegan..

Earlier this week, Palin's attorney questioned the jurisdiction of the legislative probe, saying the matter belongs before the personnel board.


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