Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has been charged with violating “secrecy rules by leaking information to a newspaper concerning an investigation by her Republican predecessor into the finances of a Philadelphia civil rights leader. Late last month, a grand jury recommended that Ms. Kane be charged with perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction concerning that case.” The New York Times,
“This all started because of retaliation against me for doing my job,” Ms. Kane said in an interview. “There is no doubt they are angry with me.”
Regardless of fault, Ms. Kane’s descent is the swiftest and steepest in memory, even in a state where corruption in politics is as common as the housefly. Former Kane staff members, elected officials and even her supporters say her problems stem largely from her inexperience in management and missteps in judgment…
Ms. Kane said that she would not resign, and that the truth about the campaign against her would soon be revealed, though she declined to discuss specifics, citing legal concerns.