An Alaska Gov.
who recently resigned from office said in a statement that she resigned in protest against a new ethics investigation into her actions.
A statement released by the governor’s office on Monday said that the investigation was initiated by a former political adviser, James S. Clark, who has been on the Alaska Legislature since 2014.
The governor’s statement said she resigned as a result of the investigation, which included an examination of her actions during the transition from her time as a U.S. senator and U.s. representative to governor, as well as an examination by the Alaska Ethics Commission of her decision to accept campaign donations from an outside group during her tenure as a senator.
The investigation is “a matter of public record,” the statement said.
“The governor has full confidence in the integrity of the ethics process and will continue to pursue all options available to her in order to ensure the integrity and independence of the office of governor.”
Bill Walker is not commenting on the allegations made in the governor`s statement, the statement added.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who was elected governor in 2016, also did not comment on the investigation.
A spokeswoman for the Alaska Attorney General’s Office said it would not comment at this time.