Palin’s attorney to media: It’s on.

The pack of wolves have been put on notice.

Ratcheting up her offensive against the news media, Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney threatened Saturday to sue mainstream news organizations if they publish “defamatory” stories relating to whether Palin is under federal investigation.

In an extraordinary four-page letter, Alaska-based attorney Thomas Van Flein warns of severe consequences should speculation that until now has largely been confined to blogs about whether Palin embezzled funds in the construction

of a Wasilla, Alaska, sports arena find its way into print

.

“This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York

Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law,” Van Flein warned, citing Alaska liberal blogger Shannyn Moore.

Can I add Andrew Sullivan to the list?

Update #1: Sorry for the messy appearance of this post.  Something is up with WordPress editing.  I have been trying to clean up the format of the Politico quotes.

Update #2: FBI is NOT investigating.

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