Breaking: Alaska AG Says Troopergate Witnesses Won't Testify!
The Alaska Attorney General announced tonight that the state employees subpoenaed in the Troopergate investigation will not testify in the politicized show trial against popular Governor Sarah Palin.
Cartoon by Net Right Nation
The AP reported:
Alaska’s attorney general says state employees subpoenaed in the investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin will not testify.
In a letter to the Democratic state senator overseeing the investigation, Attorney General Talis Colberg asks that the subpoenas be withdrawn. He also says the employees will not appear before the investigator unless either the full state Senate or the entire Alaska Legislature votes to compel their testimony.
Last week, a committee of lawmakers issued subpoenas for 13 people, including Todd Palin, the governor’s husband, in the investigation of whether the governor fired her public safety chief for refusing to dismiss her former brother-in-law, an Alaska State Trooper.
All those summoned are state employees, except Todd Palin.
From an earlier posting here’s background on the non-scandal—
Governor Sarah Palin discussed the Troopergate non-scandal with Charlie Gibson during her interview with ABC News:
Governor Sarah Palin is under investigation in Alaska for this non-scandal.
Democratic state Senator Hollis French,the lead investigator, already was caught promising his party that the results of the probe would be an “October surprise” that would “likely be damaging to the administration.”
Here is a look at a few of the Alaska Troopergate investigators from the Obama Website:
The following Alaska elected officials are supporting Senator Obama’s campaign for president:
State Senators (8)
Bettye Davis, Anchorage
Johnny Ellis, Anchorage
Kim Elton, Juneau ($2000 to Obama Campaign & sits on panel)
Hollis French, Anchorage (leads the panel)
Lyman Hoffman, Bethel
Albert Kookesh, Angoon
Joe Thomas, Fairbanks
Bill Wielechowski, Anchorage
Sweetness and Light wrote about the non-scandal’s politicized and tainted investigation:
‘Troopergate’ is the investigation into when Sarah Palin as governor – if – as her critics say, she fired her public safety commissioner because he wouldn’t in turn fire a state trooper, who was Palin’s ex-brother-in-law. Some Democrats and her critics are saying she was involved here and may have abused her power, but the McCain campaign today is out with a new picture of the three lead state legislators who are investigating this whole ‘Troopergate,’ and it shows the three of them at Obama headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska in July, which the McCain campaign says shows the whole investigation is politically tainted and compromised, something you will hear more from the McCain campaign as the investigation continues.
Well, this must be the first time that Democrats have defended a gun-toting abuser with a loose taser.
The trooper in question tasered his ll year-old stepson, Sarah Palin’s nephew.
Also… Democratic Palin investigators have set up an anonymous tip line for information to smear popular Governor Sarah Palin.
12/9/07: Monegan holds a press conference with Hollis French to push his own budget plan.
1/29/08: Palin’s staffers have to rework their procedures to keep Monegan from bypassing normal channels for budget requests.
February 2008: Monegan publicly releases a letter he wrote to Palin supporting a project she vetoed.
June 26, 2008: Monegan bypassed the governor’s office entirely and contacted Alaska’s Congressional delegation to gain funding for a project.
Moonbattery has more on the Obama supporters behind the investigation.