Kathleen Kane Strikes Defiant Tone in Face of Scandal

Says she's done nothing wrong: "I'm here to stay."

Kathleen Kane

Kathleen Kane is offering a defiant face to the public amid reports a grand jury has recommended she face charges for leaking information from an earlier grand jury investigation. AP reports she met reporters Thursday outside a Farm Show event in Harrisburg.

“I’m very disappointed in the way that this whole process has worked, very disappointed,” Kane said. “I’m a lawyer, I trust in the legal system, and my trust has been, I think, broken by it. But I’m confident that a real look, a fair look at the facts will show there’s absolutely nothing that we did wrong.”

Kane said she expected to remain in office as the state’s top prosecutor.

“I’m here to stay,” she said. “In the words of Winston Churchill, if you’re going through hell, keep going, and I was hired by Pennsylvania to do a job.”

She also said she’d done “nothing illegal.” The Montgomery County District Attorney is reportedly considering whether to bring the charges against Kane.