Tuesday, February 09, 2010
E-mails Show Palin's Husband Involved in State Business
MSNBC.com and NBC News obtained nearly 3,000 pages of e-mails that Todd Palin, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin's husband, exchanged with state officials. The e-mails show the "First Dude" was involved with a judicial appointment, monitored contract negotiations with public employee unions, received a background check on a corporate CEO, and added his opinion to state board appointments. He also passed "confidential" financial information from his oil company employer to a state attorney.
The e-mails are available here on msnbc.com's online archive, and they are asking the public to help with the document review. "We're still going through the documents, and invite readers at msnbc.com to search for themselves, connect the dots with public issues, and send us an e-mail with your own analysis," writes investigative reporter Bill Dedman.