Sarah Palin has been under investigation for ethics violations regarding the termination of a senior staff member since prior to her nomination. The Alaska legislature released their findings on October 10, 2008. In response to to question around their report’s findings, Sarah Palin told the Anchorage Daily News on October 13, 2008:
I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any… any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that.
Finding Number One
For the reasons explained in section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abuse her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust.
Palin was found guilty of both legal and ethic violation. When she said she was cleared or wrongdoing, she was lying.