Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg is under pressure to appoint an independent investigator to probe whether operatives in Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign broke Alaska’s criminal witness-tampering laws after the state’s personnel board advised him earlier this week that it does not have the authority to take up criminal matters. "The Attorney General should do the right thing,” Alaska Rep. Les Gara said Friday. “Even campaign staff for a Presidential ticket [Colberg] and Governor Palin support aren't above the law."Two weeks ago, Gara sent a letter to Colberg alleging that McCain’s campaign staffers influenced witnesses close to Gov. Sarah Palin to get them to withhold cooperation from a legislative inquiry into whether Palin abused her authority in pursuing a vendetta against her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper.
The Public Record - Sunday, 02 November 2008