Is Palin tampering with witnesses?
There were received two separate emails from two very credible sources that have alledged that the Palin administration is interviewing employees at the Department of Public Safety to find out what they know about the Monegan firing.
Here are the excerpts from those emails:
"The governor has directed the AG to conduct an ‘under oath’ inquisition of everyone at DPS to find out what they know and what they might tell the special investigator. This is totally out of bounds. I won’t say illegal, but some folks I trust say it is illegal use of the AGs office by the governor. Cockerham has been tipped on this one, but I don’t know if the folks at DPS are willing to say anything."
"This is quasi public information now, but I thought I would pass it on:
Dept. of Law has been interviewing individuals likely to be questioned by Branchflower.
The interviews by law were conducted before branchflower could interview them and at least one, John Glass, was conducted with attorneys present for the interviewee. I was told they may have even been conducted under oath.
Hollis has been informed. Apparently he is not pleased.
This kind of stuff could be construed as witness tampering. It's also interesting that the state would sit on it's hands while the FBI investigates for fear of interfering, but when it comes to this investigation the head of the anchorage criminal section of DOL is interviewing the acting commissioner of DPS. The interviews are being conducted by Sue McLean."
The following email was sent to Sharon Leighow in Governor Palin's office:
I have heard from several people that the administration is having the Department of Law interview people at DPS to find out what they know before the are interviewed by Branchflower.
Is the Department of Law doing ANY investigating or interviewing potential Branchflower witnesses about the Monegan firing?