Those comments continued even after the Alaska Legislative Council voted unanimously to investigate the administration and appointed former prosecutor Steve Branchflower.
But since her selection as John McCain's running mate the cooperation ended.
Her attorney now says the investigation is unconstitutional and her campaign says it's a politically-biased investigation.
"Truthfully, the relationships here are not as independent as one may seem. You have Branchflower that served as a prosecutor with Hollis French. You have Branchflower, who worked on cases with Walt Monegan. You have Branchflower's wife who worked directly for Walt Monegan," said Meghan Stapleton of the McCain-Palin campaign.
This is the same Branchflower who issued a scathing report in 2002 on Anchorage's 911 system when Monegan was still the city's police chief.
"Alaska's a small state. You're going to have people that know one another but there's been no evidence that I've seen that shows he can't conduct an independent investigation," said Sen. Bill Wielechowski.
This week, Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg wrote to the Legislative Council, saying the Department of Law may attempt to quash subpoenas aimed at forcing state employees to testify.
State officials cite what they call improper comments by Sen. French, the project director of the investigation.
"He's made comments about impeachment; he's made comments about October surprises; he's made comments that somehow this will harm the Palin administration. These don't seem objective and Sen. French may be the presumptive Democratic gubernatorial candidate in two years and so his objectivity is in question," said Palin spokesman Bill McAllister.
French says he has nothing to do with collecting the facts and presenting the report.
On Friday lawmakers will decide whether Steve Branchflower needs subpoenas to get that job done.
The administration says it is particularly concerned about comments Sen. French made to the media that the governor or her staff potentially violated the law by obtaining confidential information from Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten's personnel file.
McAllister says that comment seems to change the nature of the investigation.
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