Homeland Security has responded to my FOIA request, and asked me to provide a release from Todd Palin and David Cheney regarding the documents previously requested. Homeland Security has not yet reported that any documents exist, but only that these releases are required. Thus I have sent this letter today by U.S. Mail, and by e-mail.
10710 Strait Lane
Dallas, Tx. 75229
Mr. John Tiemessen
Clapp, Peterson, Tiemessen, Thorsness, Johnson, LLC.
711 H Street Suite 620
Anchorage, AK 99501
(correspondence sent e-mail and U.S. Mail)
August 7, 2012
Re:Release Requested From Todd Palin Regarding Statements Made to Homeland Security or the Secret Service by David Chaney
Dear Mr. Tiemessen,
Dave Parker of the Anchorage Police Department indicated to me that you requested that the Anchorage Police Department issue a press release to the National Enquirer regarding the Nation Enquirer’s story about Todd Palin and Shailey Tripp. That was February of 2011, so I am not clear whether you are still representing Sarah and Todd Palin. I direct this letter to you as I assume you are still representing Todd Palin in the matter of Shailey Tripp. If I am incorrect in that assumption, please notify me if there is another attorney to whom I should direct this correspondence, or if I should direct it to Todd Palin personally.
In February of 2011 you requested that the Anchorage Police issue a press release to the National Enquirer stating that there was not “one scintilla” of evidence implicating Todd Palin in the running of the House of Prostitution in which Shailey Tripp worked. Of course you knew there was a “scintilla” of evidence, because Shailey Tripp’s own statement would be some evidence that Todd Palin had recruited Ms. Tripp into a life of prostitution. There was also evidence in the Anchorage Police records indicating that a business owner, William Fortier, who had an office in the same building, reported that he had seen Todd come and go from the office. I would consider that more than a “scintilla” of evidence.
Todd Palin has never publically denied the allegations that he was Shailey Tripp’s pimp. I personally did what Sarah Palin suggested and asked Todd if “he’d been hanging out with hookers? ” Again no response was forthcoming. Now Shailey Tripp has written a book, Boys Will Be Boys, where she has told the story of Todd Palin’s recruitment of her into a life of prostitution, and the fact that Todd Palin worked as her Pimp. She even provided graphic details about Todd’s anatomy that would not normally be public information. To my surprise, Sarah, Todd, and the Anchorage Police Department have not said a word about the book. To my knowledge they have not denied any of the statements in the book, or threatened a lawsuit against Ms. Tripp for defamation.
After the publicity surrounding the Secret Service scandal in Colombia, a picture of David Chaney and Sarah Palin surfaced.
It is my understanding that upon seeing that picture, Shailey Tripp remembered that Todd Palin had introduced her to Mr. Chaney for the purpose of ensuring that Mr. Chaney knew who to contact in Alaska if he ever wanted to take advantage of the services of a prostitute, while he was on assignment in Alaska while guarding Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign. I personally put Ms. Tripp in touch with Mr. Merek Schaefer, an Assistant Inspector of the Inspection Division of the Secret Service. It is my understanding that Ms. Tripp gave Mr. Schaefer two verbal statements and one written statement regarding Todd Palin’s introduction of Mr. Chaney to her, and her subsequent service provided to Mr. Chaney. Although I was never told this by Mr. Schaefer, it was my impression from him that the Secret Service and/or Homeland Security would be taking a statement from Mr. Chaney to either confirm or deny the account of Ms. Tripp.
I have sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the office of Homeland Security regarding any statement that would have been given by David Chaney regarding his introduction to Shailey Tripp by Todd Palin. Surely you can appreciate the importance of finding out the truth regarding these allegations about Todd Palin. As he travels around the country with his wife, endorsing and campaigning for Senate candidates, the audience would certainly be interested in knowing if Mr. Palin had worked as a pimp. I suspect that the audience would receive his statements about political candidates a little differently if it was revealed that he was a pimp instead of a Star Earning Stripes. Conversely, if Todd Palin was never Shailey Tripp’s pimp, and if the story of his introduction of David Chaney to Shailey Tripp is not true, I would assume Todd Palin would like to be exonerated, and the truth revealed.
Homeland Security has not revealed if documents exist regarding an interview with David Chaney and Todd Palin. However if such documents do exist, Homeland Security has asked me to obtain a notarized release from Todd Palin and David Chaney. I have enclosed a copy of the letter from Homeland Security listing the documents requested, and a release to have Todd sign and return. If Todd signs the release and you return it to me within two weeks from the date of this letter, I represent and promise that I will publish on my blog, at malialitman.wordpress.com, any documents that might be provided by Homeland Security regarding the allegations made by Shailey Tripp and which were provided as a result of the release given by Todd Palin. If David Chaney gave Homeland Security a statement, and if he denied the facts reported by Shailey Tripp, Mr. Chaney’s denial would go a long way towards vindicating Todd Palin from this scandal. If Mr. Palin refuses to sign the release, we can only assume that Shailey Tripp’s account is accurate, that David Chaney confirmed her story, and that the reason Todd Palin hasn’t publically denied the allegations of Ms. Tripp, is that they are true.
Sarah Palin has repeatedly suggested that bloggers and the media tell lies or a “false narrative.” I seek the truth, and do not want to erroneously make reference to Todd Palin as a pimp, unless it is true. By providing the release requested, we have an opportunity to reveal the truth. I hope you and Todd Palin are interested in seeking the truth.
I look forward to your prompt response.
AFFADAVIT AND RELEASE OF TODD PALIN
Before me the undersigned personally appeared and gave this his affidavit and release.
My name is Todd Palin. I am over the age of 18 years old, of sound mind, and have no disabilities from giving this my Affidavit and Release.
Reference is made to that Freedom of Information Act Request of Malia Litman of July 16, 2012, your file # 20121153-20121174 (hereinafter “the FOIA Request”). I hereby give my personal approval and release for production of the documents requested by Ms. Litman in the FOIA Request.
Subscribed and Sworn to me on this the ____ day of ___________, 2012.
Printed Notary name
______________ county of _____________, United States of America
My commission expires ______________________________________