On February 4th, I sent a letter to Janet Napolitano giving the Department of Homeland Security a 30 day deadline for responding to my FOIA request relating to the documents that pertain to the statement of David Chaney. As you recall, the original request had been filed on June 18, 2012, almost 10 months ago. In that request, I asked for the production of documents relating to any statement taken of David Chaney, ex-Secret Service agent, relating to the allegation that he was introduced to Shailey Tripp by Todd Palin, for the purpose of making Mr. Palin’s prostitute available to Mr. Chaney to provide sexual services. Shailey Tripp also alleged that shortly thereafter Mr. Chaney actually came to her place of business and received sexual services from her, for which he underpaid her. My hope in requesting these documents was to determine if Mr. Chaney confirmed Shailey Tripp’s assertion that Todd Palin was a pimp. I have personally asked Mr. Palin, on this blog, if he in fact had been “Hanging out with hookers lately” as suggested by Mrs. Palin, but to date I have received no response. As we know from comments posted on this blog, and from articles written at conservatives4palin, the Palins know of this blog. To my knowledge Mr. Palin has never denied the assertion that he was Shailey Tripp’s pimp.
On February 12, 2013 I sent a letter to Mr. Tiemessen offering to publish any denial Todd Palin would make. I specifically asked:
“ Finally, I renew my offer to publish on my blog any statement that Todd would offer. The American people would like to hear from Todd Palin, himself, regarding these allegations. Does he admit or deny the allegations of Ms. Tripp? To my knowledge, Todd himself, has never commented on the claim by Shailley Tripp that Todd Palin recruited her into a life of prostitution, and then worked as her pimp. If the husband of a political figure is traveling the country, campaigning for political candidates, we would like to know if he is, or was, a pimp. If he denies the allegations, we would also like to know that.”
At the outset of that letter I requested confirmation that Mr. Tiemessen was Mr. Palin’s attorney. To date, I have received NO response to that letter.
Today is one month to the date since I sent my letter to Ms. Napolitano. Since that letter, I have received not one, but two letters from the office of Homeland Security. Based upon those letters, it is clear that they have taken notice of my request, and a law suit may not be necessary. Although I would like to share the contents of those letters with all the readers of this blog, it is my decision not to publish the contents at this time, for reasons that I will explain as soon as I can. My purpose in publishing this post today is to let you know that I am paying attention to the date, but I am hopeful that a law suit may not be necessary. I am still anxious to receive the requested documents, but believe that filing a lawsuit at this time would not be productive.
I will advise you as soon as it is appropriate, of the status of this FOIA request. Thank you for your patience, and please trust me that I have reason to keep the contents of these letters confidential at this time.