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McCain-Palin campaign accused of co-opting department of law
Todd Palin refuses to testify
by The Associate Press
Thursday, September 18, 2008
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Todd Palin says he will not testify about abuse of power allegations against his wife, Gov. Sarah Palin.
Todd Palin no longer believes the Legislature's investigation is legitimate, said McCain-Palin spokesman Ed O'Callaghan.
Independent investigator Stephen Branchflower subpoenaed Palin, who was to appear Friday before Alaska lawmakers on the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.
The Palins and the governor's staff are under investigation because some suspect Monegan was fired for refusing to dismiss an Alaska State Trooper who had gone through a bitter divorce with Sarah Palin's sister.
A key lawmaker also said Thursday that the stonewalling of witnesses is likely to stall the probe until after Election Day.
Sarah Palin welcomed the investigation at first, but she has opposed it since becoming the Republican candidate for vice president.
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