Alaska Leg. Holds Session Today, Considers Voting on Subpoenas in Trooper-Gate

The Alaska state legislature’s House and Senate Judicary Committees are meeting this morning in Anchorage to discuss the possiblity of issuing subpoenas in the investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin.

The move comes after the seven witnesses called to give depositions to the independent investigator Stephen Branchflower, suddenly cancelled their testimony.

Yesterday, senior assistant Attorney General Michael Barnhill wrote a seven-page letter to the legislature stating that “the eyes of the nation have now turned upon us,” and that his office would move to quash the subpoenas if they were issued at the hearing today.

The meeting begins at 9 AM AKDT, or 1PM EST. We’ll be listening by teleconference, so be sure to check back later.