Monday, October 6, 2008

Troopergate Update

According to the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg announced yesterday that seven of the original 12 state employees subpoened by the Alaskan legislative investigation committee will now testify. A statement released on Sunday night, Colberg said, "The decision comes in light of Superior Court Judge Peter Michalski's ruling last week rejecting an attempt to kill the subpoenas . . . Despite my initial concerns about the subpoenas, we respect the court's decision to defer to the Legislature. We are working with Senator Hollis French to arrange for the testimony of the seven state employee plaintiffs."

Among the seven state employees are some of Palin's top aides, including her chief of staff, Mike Nizich, and administration commissioner Annette Kreitzer. Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, is still refusing to honor his subpoena, but has agreed to testify to a different investigative body - a personnel board composed of members appointed either by his wife or by her predecessor as governor.

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