Document Contradicts Palin's Latest TrooperGate Claim
Posted on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 08:01:00 AM EST
Tags: Sarah Palin, TrooperGate (all tags)
When Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin filed her request earlier this week to stop the Personnel Board investigation into TrooperGate that her lawyer had requested just days earlier, she included a new reason for firing former Public Safety Director Walt Monaghan: He was a renegade who took an unauthorized trip to Washington, DC to lobby for money for a program to investigate and prosecute rape.
The project, expected to cost from $10 million to $20 million a year for five years, would have been the first of its kind in Alaska, which leads the nation in reported forcible rape.
The McCain-Palin campaign echoed the charge in a press release it distributed Monday, concurrent with Palin's legal filing. "Mr. Monegan persisted in planning to make the unauthorized lobbying trip to D.C.," the release stated.
But, ABC News has obtained the travel authorization document (pdf). The trip was authorized by Palin's office. [More...]
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