By Jim Melwert
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane begins today in Montgomery County as jury selection is underway.READ MORE: Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Moore Charged For Deadly 5-Car Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
One hundred potential jurors were brought in. Twelve of them, plus alternates, will be selected to determine the fate of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Montgomery County judge Wendy Demchick Alloy tells the panel this trial is expected to last one week, then adding “give or take.”READ MORE: Wells Fargo Center Allowing Fans Back Sunday As Philadelphia Eases COVID-19 Events Restrictions
Jurors were given a list of potential witnesses that may be called during the trial. It included judges, employees of the attorney general’s office, Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, some newspaper reporters, and some judges.
Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information in an effort to get back at political rivals. And she is charged with perjury, accused of lying under oath about the leak, saying she didn’t know she was forbidden to reveal grand jury information, despite a notarized oath she had signed when she took office.MORE NEWS: Retired Chester Firefighter Robert Sanford Placed On House Arrest For Alleged Role In Capitol Riot
Her attorney calls it an honest mistake, with no intent, and therefore not perjury.