Sarah Palin Ethics advisor warned against firing Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, divorce court judge warned Palin family of losing child custody if “disparagement” of Sarah Palin’s former brother-in-law continued…

The following is an excerpt from a CNN article (read whole article, click here):

A former ethics adviser to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warned in July that firing her public safety commissioner would become a “grave concern” for her administration.

Wevley Shea, a former U.S. attorney and fellow Republican, urged Palin to apologize to former Commissioner Walt Monegan and fire anyone on her staff who discussed her former brother-in-law, state Trooper Mike Wooten, with the commissioner.

“Your ‘political advisers’ have given you poor counsel; the situation is now grave,” Shea wrote in a July 24 letter to the governor. “I recommend the following action ‘now’ to restore your credibility and Alaska’s bright future with you.”

….”As early as October 2005, more than a year before Palin became governor, a judge hearing the divorce case warned her relatives against trying to get Wooten fired, according to court records.

Superior Court Judge John Suddock said the family appeared to be putting Wooten’s job at risk at a time when he would be required to pay child support and warned them “not to slay the goose that lays the golden egg.”

And in his final divorce decree the following January, Suddock warned against the “disparagement” of Wooten by his ex-wife’s family and said it could lead him to transfer custody of their children if it continued.”

Here is Local Alaskan news video on the incident:

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