MONTGOMERY COUNTY (CBS) — Closing arguments will be made this morning in the trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, and then it will be up to the jury to decide if she is guilty or not guilty of leaking secret grand jury information to get back at a rival, then lying under oath to try to cover it up.
Prosecutors say, after bad press in April, 2014, Kane set out to get revenge against former state prosecutor Frank Fina. Former aides testifying Kane was ‘unhinged,’ ‘hellbent on revenge.’
They allege she leaked documents she knew were protected by secrecy laws, but as they put she didn’t care who was caught in her war of revenge.
Kane’s former political consultant, Joshua Morrow, testified he met with Kane before going before the Grand Jury and they came up with a story to blame the leak on Kane’s then-first assistant.
Prosecutors showed text messages and phone records, which they say shows intent and state of mind.
Kane did not take the stand — the defense did not put up any witnesses. One of Kane’s attorneys argued charges should be dismissed, saying prosecution witnesses contradict each other, pointing out one commonwealth witness was accusing another commonwealth witness of framing him.