Kane: Won’t Resign if Charged

“I will handle it and continue to do my job.”

Kathleen Kane. AP | Bradley C. Bower

Kathleen Kane. AP | Bradley C. Bower

Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday she will not resign if criminal charges are brought against her over accusations she leaked secret grand jury testimony.

“For the past 13 months, I have been carrying on,” Kane said. “I will handle it and continue to do my job.”

Montgomery County D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman has been reviewing a grand jury’s recommendation to charge Kane in the matter. Kane said Tuesday she has cooperated with Ferman’s investigation; her attorneys met recently with Montgomery County prosecutors.

“I am very forthcoming with what happened and what didn’t happen, and they were there to make sure that we offer any piece of evidence or any bit of information that we can so that she can make her decision as she sees fit,” Kane said.

Ahe said the ongoing scandal had not affected her ability to do her job. And she declined to speculate about whether Ferman will bring charges, or on rumors the charges could be brought within weeks.

“I have not been told that.” said Kane. “And in fact, I hear the rumors around Harrisburg, and I sometimes think the rumor mill is akin to middle school sometimes. But no, we haven’t heard anything like that.”

She added: “That’s up to D.A. Ferman. It is in her hands. We are cooperating with her office. The timetable is up to her, so I can’t speak on her behalf.”

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