Palin Gives Troopergate Deposition

The Troopergate saga continues.

Though GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has already been found to have abused power in firing Alaska's public safety commissioner, Palin is giving a deposition on the matter today.

As the Associated Press notes, the deposition marks the first time the Alaska governor has addressed the controversy at length or under oath.

The deposition is the result of a second investigation into the Troopergate affair. This time around, the probe is being run by an independent investigator. Palin herself requested the new probe, having deemed the legislature's initial investigation, which she had welcomed at its outset, to be politically motivated.

Palin's husband, Todd, will also be giving a (separate) deposition today.

"She's been looking forward to this day," Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said, according to the AP. "She would like to tell her story and she'd like people to know the truth."

Palin has been accused of dismissing public safety commissioner Walter Monegan because he did not fire Palin's former brother-in-law, who had been involved in an acrimonious divorce with Palin's sister.

The initial bipartisan report released earlier this month found Palin in violation of a state ethics law and concluded that she played an active role in a vendetta against the trooper.