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trooper +‎ -gate

Proper noun[edit]

Troopergate (US)

  1. A 1994 controversy around allegations by two Arkansas state troopers that they arranged sexual liaisons for then-governor Bill Clinton.
  2. A 2007 controversy involving New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who allegedly ordered the state police to create special records of senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno's whereabouts when he traveled with police escorts in New York City.
  3. A 2008 controversy around allegations that Alaska governor and presidential nominee Sarah Palin fired the state's public safety commissioner for not cooperating with her demand that he dismiss her former brother-in-law, a state trooper.