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  • Former PA AG Democrat, Convicted Felon Kathleen Kane Sentenced to Jail

    10/31/2016 6:23:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kathleen Kane is another of a long list of corrupt politicians who have promoted strict gun control laws.  She was found guilty of two felony perjury charges and several lesser crimes.  From mcall.com: Kane pleaded with a judge to spare her teenage sons the pain of being separated from their mother when she spoke Monday during her sentencing in Montgomery County Court. Kane, convicted in August of two felony counts of perjury and less serious charges of false swearing, obstruction, official oppression and conspiracy, apologized for leaking grand jury secrets in a plot to discredit a foe whom she...
  • Nets Silent on Perjury Sentencing of Democrat Attorney General (Penn's Hillary)

    10/25/2016 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/25/16 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) continued their marathon of covering up Democratic scandals and controversies, Monday, by failing to report the prison sentencing of a former Democratic Party “rising star” during their evening broadcasts. “A judge sentenced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday to 10 to 23 months in prison --SNIP-- Kane was also a former staffer on Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 campaign for president. Former President Bill Clinton even endorsed Kane in her election to become the Attorney General stating, “as "a great Democrat who understands that an Attorney General's job is to stand...
  • Kathleen Kane gets 10-23 months in jail after tearful plea for leniency (Penn's Hillary)

    10/24/2016 12:23:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 83 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 10/24/2016 | Peter Hall
    Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will spend 10 to 23 months in a county prison for crimes she committed in pursuit of retribution against a political foe, a judge decided Monday. Kane pleaded with a judge to spare her teenage sons the pain of being separated from their mother when she spoke Monday during her sentencing in Montgomery County Court. Kane, convicted in August of two felony counts of perjury and less serious charges of false swearing, obstruction, official oppression and conspiracy, apologized for leaking grand jury secrets in a plot to discredit a foe whom she believed was...
  • Impeachment Of Kane Still Possible Despite Conviction

    08/17/2016 6:25:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    PHILADELPHIA CBS LOCAL ^ | 17 AUGUST 2016 | TONY ROMEO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Kathleen Kane resigned as Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Wednesday. But despite her conviction on perjury and other charges Monday night, impeachment proceedings against her may continue. Montgomery County Republican Todd Stephens is chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts. He says no decision has been made about the House impeachment investigation of Kathleen Kane which has been underway for several months. He says one reason the proceedings may continue is to bar Kane from holding office in the future.
  • Chris Matthews Fails to Identify Disgraced Pennsylvania AG as a Democrat

    08/17/2016 8:34:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that a Republican state attorney general had been forced to resign after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Now imagine how the story would have been played on MSNBC. Fair to assume that the word “Republican” would have featured in the story’s first sentence? But in a stand-alone segment on today’s Hardball on the forced resignation of Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania AG who was convicted on nine charges, host Chris Matthews failed to ever mention, and the screen graphics never revealed, that Kane is a Democrat. Kane had illegally leaked secret grand jury documents to harm a...
  • Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction

    08/16/2016 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Pennsylvania's first elected female attorney general announced her resignation Tuesday, a day after being convicted of abusing the powers of the state's top law enforcement office to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up. Democrat Kathleen Kane's exit completes a spectacular fall for the former county prosecutor who soared to victory four years ago as an outsider promising to break up an "old-boys' network" in state government. She squandered her early popularity, feuded with rivals and aides and ultimately was undone by what prosecutors portrayed as a personal vendetta against her critics and perceived enemies.
  • Good Riddance: Penn. Attorney General Steps Down

    08/16/2016 2:36:26 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    http://cnsnews.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | bill Donohue
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane leaves the courtroom for a short recess on the second day of her trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Kane faces perjury and other charges related to the alleged leak of secret grand jury materials. (AP Photo/Dan Gleiter) Finally, there is some justice in Pennsylvania. Its Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been found guilty on nine counts, including two felony perjury charges; she was also convicted of criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The six men and six women on the jury convicted her of leaking grand jury...
  • Democrat AG, Kathleen Kane, Found Guilty on Nine Criminal Charges – Criminal Conspiracy, Perjury…

    08/16/2016 11:37:25 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 19 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 16, 2016 | sundance
    A Pennsylvania Jury found Democrat Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on nine criminal counts last night including conspiracy and perjury. Elected to office in 2014, found guilty of criminal conspiracy in 2016.
  • Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Is Convicted on All Counts

    08/16/2016 4:39:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    NY Times | 08/15/16 | JESS BIDGOOD
    She was a rising Democratic star. She was the first in her party to be elected state attorney general. She was one of the most powerful women in Pennsylvania. But on Monday night, Kathleen G. Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, became a convicted criminal. A jury found Ms. Kane, 50, guilty of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy, convicting her of leaking grand jury information, and then lying about it, in an effort to discredit a political rival. Ms. Kane was caught up in a web of scandal and counterscandal, threaded with lewd emails, political rivalries and alleged...
  • Pennsylvania's attorney general found guilty in perjury case

    08/15/2016 8:39:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 15, 2016 | Staff
    Pennsylvania's attorney general showed little emotion Monday night as she was convicted of leaking grand jury secrets and lying about it under oath. In calling her a flight risk, the judge ordered Kathleen Kane, 50, to surrender her passport and threatened to jail her if she retaliated against the once-trusted aides who testified against her.SnipKane, a first-term Democrat who had never held elected office, enjoyed a brief honeymoon period in 2013 before her agency descended into chaos as she feuded with officials inside and outside of the department.
  • Jury: A.G. Kane guilty of perjury, obstruction, all other charges (Pa's Hillary)

    08/15/2016 5:58:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 129 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 08/15/2016 | Craig R. McCoy Angela Couloumbis and Laura McCrystal
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted Monday of perjury, obstruction and other crimes after squandering her once bright political future on an illegal vendetta against an enemy. Four years after Kane's election in a landslide as the first Democrat and first woman elected attorney general, a jury of six men and six women found her guilty of two counts of perjury and 10 misdemeanor counts of abusing the powers of her office.
  • Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge

    08/09/2016 4:32:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8/9/2016 | Maryclaire Dale
    A desire for revenge drove Pennsylvania's attorney general to leak secret criminal files to the press to embarrass a rival and then lie about it to a grand jury, prosecutors said as Kathleen Kane's perjury and obstruction trial opened Tuesday. Kane, 50, was once a rising star in the state's Democratic party.... SNIP Kane is charged with perjury, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of conspiracy, obstruction and false swearing. She lost her law license over the charges and did not seek re-election this year. The trial is expected to last a week.
  • 'We have marched into hell,' says AG Kathleen Kane as she abandons reelection bid

    02/16/2016 1:46:31 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 18 replies
    PennLive ^ | February 16, 2016 | Wallace McKelvey
    Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday that she would not seek reelection in November, but urged others to continue fighting the "old boys network" she sought to dismantle. "When we have accomplished all of that, I will rest peacefully and easily knowing that we have marched into hell for a heavenly cause," she said. "And we won." Kane's announcement came less than a week after surviving an attempt by the state Senate to remove her from office. One recent poll showed her leading her opponents in April's Democratic primary. But the first woman to be elected as Pennsylvania's top law...
  • Latest in Porngate: Kane releases some of her twin's emails (DEM DOUBLE STANDARD!)

    12/17/2015 3:42:05 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, who has castigated prosecutors, judges, and others for exchanging offensive emails, failed to disclose that her twin sister - a top prosecutor on her staff - sent and received emails that mocked African Americans and Asians, joked about domestic abuse, and included photos of scantily clad men and women. Kane made public her sister's emails late Wednesday after coming under pressure from a Philadelphia prosecutor, who asserted that Kane's sister had sent or received 58 troubling emails - and Kane herself had received 11. The 49-year-old Democrat and her sister, Ellen Granahan,...
  • In Pennsylvania, Justice Miscarried

    08/18/2015 10:26:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Peter Roff
    Poor Kathleen Kane. The first woman – and first Democrat ever elected attorney general of Pennsylvania -- had a bright future ahead of her. The darling of liberals she was a powerhouse at the polls. She led the statewide ticket in 2013 and her election was seen by many as a stepping stone to the governor’s mansion, the U.S. Senate or something even more prestigious. Her career is now in ruins. How she fell so far and so fast is an object lesson for ambitious prosecutors in both parties who feel tempted to use the power of their office to...
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General, Kathleen Kane (D), Charged in Leak Case

    08/06/2015 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2015 | By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    A prosecutor filed criminal charges on Thursday against Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Kathleen G. Kane, in a convoluted tale of political maneuvering and retribution that threatens the career of an official who, until recently, was seen as one of her state’s rising stars. Ms. Kane, a Democrat in her first term, has been accused of illegally giving grand jury documents to a newspaper in order to embarrass a critic, and then trying to cover up her actions with false testimony to a different grand jury. The Montgomery County district attorney, Risa V. Ferman, charged the attorney general with counts that include...
  • PA Supreme Court Rules Against Kane

    03/31/2015 1:12:07 PM PDT · by Renegade · 14 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's highest court says a county judge acted properly when he appointed a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general's office.
  • Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord (D) abruptly resigns, plea-bargains.

    02/01/2015 3:34:28 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | January 30th, 2015 | Moe Lane
    You almost have to feel sorry for new Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf (D). The man’s just moved into Harrisburg, gotten his voice mail straightened out, starting to get a feel for the morning commute, and then WHAMM! – his (Democratic) Attorney General (Kathleen Kane) is on the verge of being indicted for perjury and his (Democratic) Treasurer (Rob McCord) is resigning, not to mention preparing to plead out on extortion charges:
  • Is Pennsylvania AG and Democrat thug Kathleen Kane on her way to federal prison?

    01/29/2015 9:10:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After an exhaustive eight month investigation, Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s Democrat “Girl Wonder” Attorney General may finally be facing the criminal charges she so richly deserves. A Grand Jury has recommended Kane be indicted for perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction of justice. While these crimes are serious when lodged against an ordinary public servant, they are bombshell quality when brought against a sitting State Attorney General. The charges stem from allegations that Kane leaked Grand Jury confidential memos in an effort to embarrass her Republican political enemies. Among those enemies was Tom Corbett who was the then State AG...
  • PA: Criminal Charges Recommended For AG Kathleen Kane

    01/13/2015 9:28:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Image from frontpage magazine. The current AG in Pennsylvania is Kathleen Kane.  She was elected in 2012, and is an avid disarmist.   She has gone so far as to say that she will not defend the recently passed gun reform bill from a lawsuit filed by PA cities.  The law targeted cities  that violate Pennsylvania gun law and citizens second amendment rights. She has been under investigation for leaking information from a Grand Jury in order to undercut a probe into corruption involving the head of the NAACP in Philadelphia.  From post-gazette.com: The investigation involved alleged financial improprieties of...
  • Breaking: Grand Jury Recommends Charges Against PA Attorney General

    01/08/2015 3:11:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 8, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    A grand jury has recommended criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The grand jury found that she leaked secret grand jury information to a newspaper in an effort to smear political enemies. PJ Media has been covering Kane’s refusal to prosecute Pennsylvania Democrats who took bribes in order to oppose photo voter identification legislation in Pennsylvania. Philly News : For about six months, Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Carluccio has been directing the grand jury as it has heard testimony from numerous witnesses, including Kane and many of her top aides, to determine how details of a long-ago investigation...
  • VIDEO: Christian Adams Explains the Democrats’ ‘Philly Hustle’ Bribery Scandal

    03/28/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Christian Adams appeared on Fox & Friends today to explain the curious case of the scuttled bribery investigation in Pennsylvania. A bribery sting caught four Democrats accepting bribes for votes in the PA legislature; the Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane inherited the scandal investigation when she took office, and promptly scuttled it . She has even called the investigation “racist,” because while the investigation targeted Republicans and Democrats, white and black, only four black Democrats actually accepted the bribes. Adams lays out the facts. It’s a must-watch. Video: 3:24 minutes Philly Sting Shut Down - Democrats Allegedly Took...
  • Democrat Attorney General won’t prosecute 5 Dem’s guilty of selling political favors (Video)

    03/21/2014 10:39:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/14 | Doug Book
    Kathleen G. King, Pennsylvania’s recently elected Attorney General, has decided to not file charges against 5 individuals accused of taking bribes in a sting operation begun in 2011. Tyron B. Ali, a lobyist, confidential informant and criminal himself argeed in a plea deal to wear a wire as he offered money to members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. By the time the sting ended, 4 Philadelphia politicians and former Traffic Court Judge Thomasine Tynes had taken up to $7,000 each for the sale of their political services, for example, by “voting against a bill that would require voters to...
  • PA Democrats Took Bribes to Oppose Voter ID: Where is Eric Holder?

    03/19/2014 8:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Pennsylvania Democrats were caught on surveillance tape reportedly accepting cash bribes in return for opposing Voter ID in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Gifts of Tiffany’s jewelry were also given to Democrat legislators from Philadelphia, reportedly in exchange for “NO” votes on a Pennsylvania Voter ID bill that passed in 2012.Despite this evidence, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not charged any officials. Kane is a Democrat.Kane’s excuse for her inaction? Racism: some of the legislators caught on tape accepting bribes were black Democrats from Philadelphia. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: In a statement to The Inquirer on Friday, Kane called the...
  • Report: Pennsylvania Dem took bribe to oppose voter ID law, but never got charged

    03/19/2014 3:46:52 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Pennsylvania Democrats reportedly were caught on tape accepting cash bribes, including one lawmaker who was paid to vote against a state voter identification law, but Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane shut down the investigation. "Before Kane ended the investigation, sources familiar with the inquiry said, prosecutors amassed 400 hours of audio and videotape that documented at least four city Democrats taking payments in cash or money orders, and in one case a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet," the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Typically, the payments made at any one time were relatively modest -- ranging from $500 to $2,000 -- but most of...
  • Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats

    03/17/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 3-17-2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    March 17, 2014 Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats Dr. Eowyn This would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing.Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy report for The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2014, that a 3-year undercover sting operation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office captured five state officials on tape accepting money. All five corrupt officials not only are Democrats, they’re also black.Yet no one was charged with a crime.Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down,...
  • Kane shut down sting that snared Phila. officials (this RINO should be a democrat)

    03/18/2014 3:06:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office ran an undercover sting operation over three years that captured leading Philadelphia Democrats, including four members of the city's state House delegation, on tape accepting money, The Inquirer has learned. Yet no one was charged with a crime. Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down. In a statement to The Inquirer on Friday, Kane called the investigation poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism, saying it had targeted African Americans.
  • Liberal Little Caesars: To the Left, the law is optional

    07/17/2013 7:19:06 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 17, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Liberal Little Caesars: To the Left, the law is optional by Daniel Clark No wonder liberals think conservatives are simple-minded. Here we are, still going by the book in Civics 101, while they’re busily rewriting the rules to grant themselves far greater powers than are assigned to them by law. In a variation of Huey Long’s Depression-era jingle, they’re dancing to the tune, “Every Liberal a King.” If liberals lack the votes to stop a bill from passing, they may recruit activists to occupy the legislative chamber and disrupt the hearings. If that approach fails, then their legislators can flee...
  • Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

    07/13/2013 10:31:52 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 13, 2013 / 08:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman in court because she does not agree with it. Thomas Peters, a spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage, said the action shows that the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings favoring same-sex unions “set a bad precedent” that will allow elected officials “to not represent the will of the people when they find it expedient.” Peters...
  • AG Kane won't defend Pennsylvania in same-sex marriage case

    07/10/2013 10:01:53 PM PDT · by HawkHogan · 17 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/11/2013 | philly.com
    AG Kane refuses to represent the State in same-sex marriage case.
  • Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court [Ignore "We the People"?]

    07/10/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 10, 2013
    Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court Facing a lawsuit from the ACLU, it looks like Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is going to refuse to defend the state government's ban on gay marriage. Pennsylvania, the only state in the northeast without provisions for same-sex civil unions or marriages, was one of the first states with gay marriage bans targeted by a suit in the wake of the Supreme Court's partial striking of the Defense of Marriage Act. If it's true, the news, reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, based on multiple anonymous sources, isn't...
  • Out On Limb: Matthews's 'Rising Star' Says No Right To Gun Down Classroom Of Kids In Under Minute

    02/26/2013 4:18:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Matthews featured her as a "rising star," someone who with more seasoning might someday entertain a presidential run. But newly-elected Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane came across as more of a not-ready-for-prime-time-deer-in-the-headlights. Appearing on today's Hardball, Kane came out with this mind-boggler: "I think the people of Pennsylvania would accept a limit on the amount of clips. You know, I believe and I think a lot of people feel the same way that you don't have a right to go into a classroom and take down a class of children in under a minute." Really going out on a...