MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA (WTXF) - NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has withdrawn a court motion that accused prosecutors of leaking FBI recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper.
Kane's lawyer has also decided not to try to file a separate prosecutorial misconduct motion under seal.
Defense lawyer Gerald Shargel didn't give a reason for either decision at a brief hearing Wednesday.
But a suburban Philadelphia judge questioned Kane under oath about the change of strategy devised by her four lawyers.
Kane says she agrees with it.
Kane is accused of leaking grand jury material to a Philadelphia newspaper to embarrass rivals.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele calls the claim that his office leaked the FBI phone tapes to an Allentown newspaper "meritless."
Kane remains in office but won't seek re-election this year.