Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, center, walks into the courtroom on the second day of her trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 in Norristown, Pa.. (Dan Gleiter/PennLive.com via AP, Pool)
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general has gone on trial in a perjury and obstruction case that prosecutors say stems from her drive for political revenge.
They say Democrat Kathleen Kane was incensed about a news article that faulted her for not charging anyone in a statehouse bribery sting.
So they say Kane leaked grand jury material to the media to embarrass the former staff lawyer she thought planted the story. The documents showed he had similarly dropped an investigation into an NAACP leader.
Assistant District Attorney Michelle Henry says the NAACP official became collateral damage in Kane’s “war” on former staff lawyer s
The defense tells jurors in opening statements Tuesday that Kane wouldn’t have risked her career over a fued with Fina. The trial is expected to last a week.