Firing of Walt Monegan and investigation
Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was fired by Palin, allegedly for refusing to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law, state trooper Mike Wooten. Monegan said that no one explicitly said “fire Wooten,” but that Palin, her staff, husband and family repeatedly pressured him via phone, email and in person.
In this report by Alaska’s KTVA, Palin claims that she fired Monegan because he was not strong on reducing bootlegging and alcohol abuse in Alaska:
View the whole report here
Here’s more KTVA coverage:
On September 15, KTVA reported that 13 people, including Palin’s husband Todd, had been subpoenaed.
On September 17, KTVA reported that a lawyer for five Alaskan legislators asked that the investigation be delayed until after the election:
On October 10, the members of the legislative commission voted to release the report on their findings. It stated that Palin abused her power by violating the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act, although she did not violate any laws.
You can view the report here.
CNN interview with Wooten
On September 5, CNN interviewed Wooten:
Palin refuses to meet with investigators
On September 16, KTVA reported that Palin would not meet with investigators regarding troopergate:
Also on September 16, KTVA got the reaction of Walt Monegan and Alaskan lawmakers to Palin’s announcement:
Confrontation between Alaska representative And Palin spokesperson
On October 11, KTVA recorded a confrontation between Alaska lawmaker Les Gara and Palin spokesperson Meg Stapleton:
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