Embattled Kane Takes Action against Offensive E-Mails

CENTER CITY (WTXF) - Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is taking action against offensive emails.

Those emails, some pornographic or racist in nature, were shared among a group of judges and prosecutors in the state.

Now Kane is appointing a team of lawyers to investigate.
Attorney General Kane took her battle for survival and against pornographic e-mails to the place where Americans come to learn about the constitution.

She displayed some ugly images on a big screen and lit the fuse for further controversy.


To a room of silent reporters, Attorney General Kane flashed images of what she says are the racially tainted, demeaning and sexually explicit e-mails she's found on state computers.

She then launched her attack.

"No woman should go to work and be subjected to consistent treatment of disgusting indignity by women-haters because they were born with one less body part, which, the last time I checked, does not contain any extra brain cells," Kane said.

The embattled first-term democrat , facing criminal charges, came to Philadelphia's gleaming National Constitution Center to once again rail against what she claims are the tens of thousands of e-mails and the judges, prosecutors and other top Pa. officials she claims sent and received them.

"To me, this intolerable. I will not allow it on my watch, not matter how long my watch lasts," Kane said.

Kane is facing perjury and other charges for allegedly leaking secret, grand jury material to a reporter and lying about it under oath.

She could be forced from office. She took no questions on that or any other topic this day.

Instead, she announced the hiring of Maryland's former Attorney General to probe the trading of the ugly e-mails in state government.

"We will go with the facts--where they will lead us. If crimes are uncovered we will prosecute those crimes and refer those crimes to the appropriate authorities for the appropriate action," Special Deputy Attorney General Douglas Gansler said.

Gansler will work with four attorneys from his Washington, D.C. firm. It won't be cheap. He expects the bill to taxpayers to run under $2 million dollars.

Kane ducked questions of her way out.

Gansler says he'll have to be careful of who he works with in Kane's office because he thinks sides have been taken.