'Troopergate' Trooper Regrets Bad Blood
The state trooper at the center of Gov. Sarah Palin's "Troopergate" scandal denies that he ever threatened to kill Palin's father and expresses regret that his case has exploded into the national media, The Post's James V. Grimaldi reports today.
Trooper Mike Wooten said in an interview: "I would like to put this behind me and move on with my life."
Palin is under investigation by the state legislature to determine if she pressured the state police commissioner to fire Wooten -- her ex-brother in law -- and then fired the commissioner because he did not. A senator leading the investigation said Friday that the bipartisan committee moved up the completion date of the report several weeks to Oct. 10.
Wooten said that Palin's nomination as GOP vice presidential candidate "is great for the state of Alaska. I wish her good luck and the family good luck. I honestly think that everyone involved in this wanted to put this beyond us."
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