According to press accounts a leak from a secret grand jury says Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be indicted for leaking secret grand jury proceedings to the Philadelphia Daily News to attack an enemy. It’s ironic that the news comes via a leak. It makes one wonder if it’s really a crime after all if the PA Supreme Court grand jury, begun by former Republican Chief Justice Ronald Castille and run by GOP District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman of Montgomery County leaked this information. Who will now investigate this leak?
If it feels like a merry-go-round it is. Of course my issues with Kane go back to the Pennsylvania Democratic primary for AG when Kane ran false claims against her opponent Patrick Murphy. Her campaign made blatantly false assertions about him to damage his credibility with voters. When I called them out on it they lied about giving me the information (it was given to me in a telephone call by her campaign communications director). Kane then lied about it on PCN when a viewer called in questioning her veracity.
Since then Kathleen Kane has been in a downward spiral due to her penchants for attacking her political foes and for lying. She made numerous assertions about why she wouldn’t prosecute numerous public officials caught on tape accepting bribes. Philadelphia DA Seth Williams then took the case and, so far, has obtained three convictions. Not only was the case prosecutable but Williams held a press conference and proved that Kane’s assertions about the cases were all lies.
Oh what a tangled web we weave…
Kane’s political carreer has been like a meteor: up quickly and then burned out in flames. Mentioned just last year as a possible contender for the U.S. Senate seat held by Tea Bagger Pat Toomey (up for re-election next year) she now is facing disgrace and a possible criminal conviction.
Ferman has now to decide when and whether to arrest the state’s sitting Attorney General. She is not running for re-election so isn’t facing dire political consequences thus she can make this decision free of that baggage. Current MontCo Commissioner and former DA Bruce Castor (a good man) has announced his candidacy to seek his old job. He is the minority Commissioner and being DA would give him much more job satisfaction.