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Gov. Corbett Says Penn State Wasn’t Forthcoming When He Was Pa. Atty. Gen’l

(Gov. Tom Corbett responds to questions regarding his investigation of the Penn State child sex abuse case.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Gov. Tom Corbett responds to questions regarding his investigation of the Penn State child sex abuse case. Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett says he’s “disappointed” with the previous administration at Penn State for “incomplete” cooperation with the attorney general’s office investigation of Jerry Sandusky, which began under his watch.

When asked about the Freeh report hours after it was released, Governor Corbett said he hadn’t had a chance to read it (see related story).  Now, he says he’s read most of it.

One question that has lingered since the release is why the former FBI director had access to e-mails and other evidence that the attorney general did not.  Corbett says the answer is that the previous Penn State administration was not forthcoming.

“I think you’re going to see this play out,” Corbett told reporters today.  “But it is clear that evidence was obtained after the presentment and that it was not initially provided by Penn State University when it was subpoenaed by the attorney general’s office.”

When asked if he thought that rose to the level of obstruction of justice, the governor said he has his “own personal opinion” but won’t pre-empt the decision of his successor in the attorney general’s office.

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