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Palin will reportedly assist the ‘Troopergate’ probe she requested.

On Sept. 2, just after she was chosen as John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin filed an ethics complaint against herself with the state’s Personnel Board in an effort to squelch the state legislature’s investigation into her firing of the state Public Safety Commissioner. The Personnel Board consists of three members appointed by Palin’s predecessor, Frank Murkowski (Palin re-appointed one of them). The McCain campaign recently sent lawyers to Alaska to shut down the investigation. But according to ABC News, Palin may now cooperate with her own inquiry:

Attorneys for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin met with a special investigator for the Alaska Personnel Board earlier today to broker her cooperation with the panel’s own probe of the scandal now known as “Troopergate,” according to sources close to the matter.

UPDATE

The McCain campaign says Palin fired former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan because he traveled to D.C. “to seek federal money for investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases.”

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