From the Public Record:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has denied claims that she and several of her senior staffers illegally accessed the personnel file of her ex-brother-in-law, Trooper Mike Wooten, and disseminated confidential information about the law enforcement official to his superiors.
Palin, Sen. John McCain’s running mate, her private attorney Thomas Van Flein, and McCain campaign officials, said the confidential medical and employment records became part of the public record during divorce proceedings between Wooten and Palin’s sister, Molly McCann...
But that assertion is untrue.
In fact, the judge who presided over the divorce proceedings and the custody hearings that took place over the course of three years never saw Wooten’s records because the trooper entered into a settlement agreement with his ex-wife over custody of their young children before the confidential information was discussed in court, according to Palin’s sister’s attorney, Roberta Erwin.
Read the whole thing. Palin clearly stepped over the usual ethical and legal limits to access Mike Wooten's personal medical files and disseminated the information to smear her ex brother-in-law. Todd Palin was deeply involved as well.
Palin's other publicly documented lies can be read here.
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