The administrators of a new legal defense fund set up for Sarah Palin have sent out an e-mail that distorts the outcome of ethics complaints against the former Alaska governor and accuses her political enemies of waging a "vicious campaign" to ruin her.
An ethics investigator said in findings released Thursday that an earlier fund was illegal, but that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee acted in good faith and relied on a team of attorneys to vet its legality.
The new Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund sent out an e-mail calling last week's action a victory for Palin's enemies "in their vicious campaign to smear, bankrupt, and force this dedicated public servant and conservative leader out of politics!"
The money from the first fund is being returned.
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