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Troopergate 2 Heats Up

Jul 31, 2020
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A legislative body voted unanimously Thursday to releaseconfidential Troopergate documents to the state’s personnel board, which has kicked off its own inquiry into the matter.
The decision is most likely a blow to Gov. Sarah Palin.
She had pushed for a personnel board investigation rather than the now-completed probe conducted by the independent investigator Steve Branchflower and overseen by a council of 14 state lawmakers, 10 Republicans and four Democrats.
In September the McCain campaign argued that the personnel board, whose members were appointed by Palin, was better equipped to handle such an inquiry.
So far, it looks like the stall tactic has actually backfired for Palin. Not only was the first Troopergate investigation completed on schedule, before the November election, and resulting in a finding that Palin broke a state ethics law, now it looks like the political personnel board is actually taking the matter seriously.
Best case scenario: Palin doesn’t end up with a second finding against her.
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