Alaskan legislators voted to subpoena 14 people in the so-called ‘troopergate' scandal. The case revolves around allegations that Sarah Palin fired Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan because he refused to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law Mike Wooten after a messy divorce.
Reuters reports: “An Alaska legislative committee voted 3-2 to issue 14 subpoenas in all, including one to Todd Palin, 12 to the other individuals and one to a local telephone company for records of calls made by one of the governor's aides. The vote came on the recommendation of Steve Branchflower, a retired state prosecutor hired by legislators to investigate Monegan's dismissal. ‘There is a risk that if subpoenas are not issued, there might be some other problem that will forestall the investigation,' said Branchflower, who recommended against a subpoena for the governor, because he was confident that she would submit to a voluntary interview. Earlier this summer, Palin pledged to cooperate with the legislature's investigation, but after she was selected as Sen. John McCain's presidential running mate, several Palin staffers have refused to give testimony to Branchflower.”
This prolongs the story at least until the November election…
Abuse of Office: Sarah Palin and ‘Troopergate' [tr]