Alaska AG Talis Colberg, a major figure in the abuse-of-power investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin, resigned Tuesday amid what Palin called a "harsh political climate." Colberg, a Republican named to the post after Palin was elected, represented seven of nine state employees who initially refused to testify regarding Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner in what became known as Troopergate. A state House committee raked Colberg over the coals for his role in the employees' decision not to honor the subpoenas.
Alaska's Attorney General Resigns in Wake of Troopergate Investigation
The Associated Press
February 11, 2009