One of Hillary Clinton’s closest political allies, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, is in deep trouble.
Kane is being hauled to court Monday in a perjury and obstruction case that comes at the end of a tumultuous four years in office marked by petty feuds, a pornographic email scandal and political intrigue.
Sounds par for the course for Clinton pals, critics say.
Kane remains on the job even though she lost her law license over her felony arrest. An ethics board accused her of “egregious conduct” amid criminal charges she leaked grand jury material to a newspaper to embarrass enemies and then lied about it under oath.
The state Supreme Court voted to strip Kane of the law license, a move she attacked given that two justices were forced to step down as part of her crusade to out state employees who traded offensive, racist and sometimes pornographic emails. Dozens of people in her office were also fired or disciplined.
Kane’s closeness with the Clintons has been well documented throughout the years.
“When Kane, the wife of a wealthy Scranton businessman, ran for attorney general … she benefited from a Bill Clinton political score that needed to be settled. Her better-known, union-endorsed primary opponent, former Congressman Patrick Murphy, had done the unthinkable in 2008 and endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the state Democrat primary,” RealClearPolitics reporter Salena Zito wrote in 2013.
“Clinton repaid that favor by fundraising, endorsing, cutting ads and bringing out the big guns for Kane over Murphy. He thereby reminded Pennsylvanians and Washington political-watchers that the Clinton machine still has big game in a big state — and that Kane was their girl.”
Kane, 50, has said she won’t give up fighting what she calls the “old boys network” in state government, but she did not seek re-election this year, and her term expires in January. She was the first woman or Democrat elected to the $159,000-a-year job.
“You can arrest me two times, you can arrest me 10 times. I’m sure this isn’t the end of the game,” Kane said after prosecutors added more charges to the case. “I will not stop until the system operates the way it’s supposed to.”
Kane has hired prominent lawyers to defend her: first, Bill Clinton confidante Lanny Davis and now, New York mob lawyer Gerald Shargel. Several former top aides are set to testify against her. The trial judge won’t let the defense wade into the porn email probe.
Jury selection in Kane’s trial starts Monday in suburban Philadelphia, where she appeared before a grand jury investigating the leak of 2009 grand jury information about a former NAACP official. The official was never charged with wrongdoing.
Kane’s attorneys have argued that she only authorized the release of nonsecret information relating to who was charged — and who wasn’t — by her predecessors. And she denied that she was sworn to secrecy about those prior investigations, according to the arrest warrant.
“I was a stay-at-home mom at the time. … None of us were sworn into that grand jury,” she testified, according to the affidavit.
However, prosecutors said they found a signed oath to the contrary during a search of her Harrisburg offices.
Kane is charged with perjury, a felony, for allegedly lying to the grand jury, and eight misdemeanor counts that include obstruction, official oppression, conspiracy and false swearing.
Her driver, Patrick “Rocco” Reese, was convicted of contempt of court last year after a judge said he illegally snooped through emails about the special grand jury investigation of his boss. Reese is the former police chief in Dunmore, near Kane’s hometown of Scranton.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Main Street says
Fight that “old boy network” baby! Create an old girl network and practice sexism . Way to go!
I have been physically hurt and falsely arrested by Cochise county Sheriff’s department in s.e. Arizona..I am oon probation still,,they have held myself and my family for ranson since last September..I can not find an honest lawyer to sue the good old boys network of sheriffs..
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
Daniel as soon as your probation is finished, get the hell out of Cochise a County, Mexizona if you can and do it the sooner, the better, I live in the damned Loser City Tucson metro area, I’m selling everything that I don’t need, don’t want, once that’s done, it’s good riddance to the damned [email protected] Loser City Tucson, Mexizona metro area and my goal is to be out of there by the end
of June next year, and be far away from the Loser City metro area. I ended up in the Tucson area because of the damned POS white trash Clinton’s with their base closures that went on during the time of Bill Clinton in the White House.
If she faces perjury charges, what is the FBI doing about Hillary?
martha szyperski says
Same thing , Chad, different people. That’s our justice system for you. So sad.
Glenn Trail says
You see, when you are of help to the Clinton’s they will do whatever it takes to help you (as long as it benefits them in the long run). But when you are of no benefit to them they either don’t know you, or you “get so depressed” that you want to just shoot yourself in the back of your head. So either way Ms Kaine you are screwed.
LOL!! She learned from the beast, Shitlery.
Good name! I’ve been using Hillaroid the hemorrhoid.
Marvin B. Cohen says
This is a typical Hillary Clinton friend. She surrounds herself with sub-standard citizens who also advise her. If or when she is POTUS, this will be her cabinet, her appointees. Together, they will rape the United States of America of everything that is dear to us real Americans. When she left the White House with sexual addict Bill, together they stole almost half a million $$$$ of White House property. These items belong to us! The Americans. They returned about 3/4th of what they stole. There an exact counting! Do we really want this animal in pants suits to move back in? .
When you vote for the Donald, you vote for the United States of America! I beg all true-blue Americans. Do not elect of proven habitual liar, thief, and a possible suspect in over 40+ homicides. I love my nation! I served under enemy fire in Vietnam. I fought for the dignity of my country. I will fight, again for her. I love my United States of America. I can not stand the thought that a proven homicidal, lying thief could take her from me! Please, PRESERVE HER! For my children (9), my Grandchildren (29), and my Grant-grands (3). They deserve her like I did. And, YOU!
Lillian Newcomb says
AND NOW THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT AN EX CIA, WHO WORKED FOR GOLDMAN SACHS IS GOING TO RUN AGAINST TRUMP. HE IS AN ESTABLISHMENT SHILL WHO IS PUT THERE TO ENSURE THAT HILLARY WILL WIN. IF ANYONE VOTES FOR HIM IT IS A SURE VICTORY FOR HILLARY. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET HIM ON THE BALLOT IN 30 STATES SO HE CAN GET IN ON THE DEBATES. SPREAD THIS AROUND AND LET’S TRY TO STOP THIS FROM AFFECTING THE DEMISE OF HILLARY CLINTON. I WANT TO SEE HER GONE. AND IF TRUMP IS THE ANSWER THAN SO BE IT. HE IS FAR BETTER A CHOICE THAN A DEMOCRAT AND /OR ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT LIAR.
The establishment is loaded with parasites and maggots. When we step on one another pops up. Cruz was owned by Bush and Goldman Sachs and now they are adding another flunky to the race. Anyone who has done some research will find that tons of past employees of Goldman Sachs are in key positions in our government. During the 2008 crash $1.4 trillion was given to wall street and banks. That money was stolen from us, the taxpayers and when asked where it went Paulson said, he did not know. Imagine! $1.4 trillion! That is 1400 billion. In paper money it would take 10 lifetimes just to count that much. The corrupt establishment cartel of elite globalists are robbing America over and over again. That is why our standard of living is constantly going down. We must get Trump elected or Hillaroid will put billions into her bank account at our expense.
Stanley Head says
Amen Brother; we are in this together. The U.S. in America stands US; you and I.
Great comment Lillian. I love it.
Marvin , I’m with you…..
LBJ – that poshiit kept the war going for money. We have and have had the sickest and more corrupt shiitheads in office with no real choice since the corrupt establishment elite cartel including the Bush and Clinton crime families have been fixing all the elections by nominating their puppets – giving us only the illusion of a choice. I’ve been for Trump 100% since the beginning and will not wavier – unless he shoots someone on 5th ave. lol.
Trump is the first ever candidate of and for the people. He has my admiration for taking on the cartel. We must get Trump elected or the corrupt cartel maggots will kill our country! Thanks for fighting for America. I’ve put up 1000’s of posts to support Trump during the primaries and now for president.
JOSE GARCIA says
@Marvin Cohen: (sarcastically) wrong use of the words: they will rape the United States of America as they will say that trump wrote that word (rape) for you. As you recall, he said that some of the ILLEGALS are rapist. LOL. I looked up the word (rapist) and one of the definition does talk about what is done to the land which would be what ILLEGALS do to the land (USA).
Carol C says
Marvin, that was an excellent reply to the story and I agree with you 100%.
I was in the Vietnam War also. Because I am a woman, I was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan.
If Hillary is elected I think it will be even worse than these last 8 years with Hussein Obama.
I have been saying for years, “Why don’t they charge her with the theft of our silver ware and other valuables”
My best to you, brother.
What in the hell happened to the honesty in America, has everyone become dishonest for the friggin buck, I live on my s.s.check that I earned and do not ask for any other help and will not take a bribe for any amount of money I have to live with my self piss on liers and thieves stay the hell away from me and my land that I am paying for. Or you just might get hurt.
O agree we as Americans need to stand up and fight for our rights screw the rest of them. I am sick and tired of the Clinton’s and how much money they have its stolen from us. Hillary and Bill both need to be in jail along with Obama and the rest of those crooks.
We must never give up our weapons – it is required by the constitution that we arm ourselves for the preservation of the state!
Does this sound familiar….. it seems Hillary was supposed to brought up on the same charges, and it did not stick to Hillary??????????? although she does resemble Monica only a little older looking??????
john G. says
Crooked Hillary and Slick Willie most likely only have friends who are as crooked as they are – like minded people with a lot in common.
As the saying goes: “Birds of a feather, flock together”!!
She should be careful. Allot of the Clinton acquaintances have health and accident issues.
Exactly. Oh and by the way, doesn’t she look allot like Monica Lewinsky.
Colleen Cummings says
I thought so too, I’m sure Bill didn’t miss the opportunity here, these guys are so evil, our whole nation needs to repent, we have become so corrupt, we have the corrupt passing judgment on the more corrupt, it’s insane.
BEING FROM THE AREA — I’d like to correct a few misprints.. First, Kane USE TO BE MARRIED to a prominent local business man until he had more sense and dumped her ass. Second – She and her corrupt team tried to frame and destroy some local Republicans in the area with her antics but it backfired (Per the Bilble – many references – What a man (or woman) shall sow that they shall also REAP.)
The only question left… with her ties to Slick Willy Clinton and Crooked Hillary…..One would wonder if he left a bad taste in her mouth like Monica.
A. Fazio says
Can’t believe of the salaries of some of our “Public Servants” plus all the perks they receive before and after office. It seems to be the Norm now days. Just like the Mayor and others in Bell California. I don’t know to many people who make that kind of money while owning their own business employing many people. It doesn’t matter if it is Republican or Democrat. The Clinton machine is alive and well after all the Money they took in speaking engagements pay offs and from foreign governments. We need new honest leadership at all levels of government so the people don’t have to give up their standard of living to fund people who don’t produce anything.
Guilty as charged, hang her.
Christopher S. O'Rourke says
The Clinton’s will most likely do 1 of 2 things, they will either 1.Come to her rescue or 2. Throw her under the bus & use her as their scapegoat, while they will continue to go on their merry way and nothing will be done to them. Pennsylvania is the most conservative of the 9 Northeast region states so
Kathleen Kane will stand a very good chance to be fried & burned if the POS white trash Clinton’s don’t meddle.
All this garbage that continues come out? Is this to keep their name out in the public? Good or bad, how can anyone with a brain NOT remember ALL the really BAD things these people do. Evil seems to stick together. OH, I’m old enough to go way back when they started their fraud, lies, deceptions, NEVER ENDS! So sick of hearing their name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lanny Davis is a gutter lawyer, a slime and a Liar
I wonder how long it will be until she has a “fatal accident”.
She IS one HUGE accident waiting to happen, but WHEN ???
She lied, under oath, wow how Clintonish of her.
Ralph Ormsbee says
The Clinton gang is falling
They have not fallen, soon & far enough yet !!
Roger Johnson says
Just another example of the Clinton association of crooks… DO NOT VOTE FOR CLINTON and keep this white trash out of the White House.
The Clintons have been so corrupt for so long that they can’t remember what honesty is. Im sure Bill has been exercising his political right on Ms Kane.
Clintons have been crooked since Arkansas days, not going to change that now, what we have to do it stop the media from only reporting the bad about the republicans and focus on the Clintons, except they have bought the left wing media. We wont have to worry about anything soon except how to hide from ISIS.
Justin W says
This Clinton crony could wind up in jail.
I don’t even know how to express in words the concerns I have for our country like everyone else,it’s like watching a horror movie and wishing you could flip the switch to leave it to beaver. Burning our flag, that shows how much Americans are hated what an insult to America .Why do you want to live here ?If we are so hated,to take our country that so many brave men and women and children have died for? I believe in the constitution and what America used to stand for FREEDOM FOR ALL !, if anyone of us were so bold as to burn the flag in someone else’s Home land we would be put in prison and never to be heard of again or disappear.How they get away with it and all the lies one right after another. Why people can’t or won’t see the truth is …. Scary
Lie and deny you bastards. Your all going down.
Hang her from the nearest yard iron.
David Aanerud says
She better have a safe place to hide out from the Clinton mob.
If she is a clinton special she won’t be punished, but if she has done something to anger the clintons she needs to bend over and kiss her A** good by because she will go down
Glenn Trail says
Why is it that every time I try to post a comment to this site you say I have already posted a similar statement, and do not post it?????
Jake Mc says
An old friend used to say to me when I was a young boy and he heard people like the Clintons, when they spoke his saying was “There is no a lot of Truth in the lie’s they tell” and now after many years I now understand what he meant
And all these jack assssesss have the audacity to look the American people in the face! What in the hell happened to our country?All this political trash must be in jail…yesterday!