As she takes part in the Republican National Convention with Sen. John McCain, the abuse of power investigation facing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at home is charging ahead, and the governor is expected to be questioned this month, according to the lawmaker overseeing the investigation.
Palin's attorney is locked in a legal battle with the Alaska legislature, insisting that it does not have "primary jurisdiction" in the matter. The Democratic chairman of the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, has threatened subpoenas if Palin doesn't continue to cooperate in organizing witness interviews.
Letters between the two sides show a legal back-and-forth over several sticking points, with the committee chairman saying that Palin's newfound status as McCain's running mate "does not change the steps" the committee is taking and that he requests a "September date for the governor's deposition." Read full article »