BREAKING: Kane to Resign

Kane-Constitution CenterKathleen Kane is stepping down from her role as Attorney General effective tomorrow.

“I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days,” Attorney General Kane said in her statement.

That quote was preceded only by the sentence: “Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that she will resign her position as Attorney General effective at the close of business tomorrow, Aug. 17.”

Kane was found guilty on nine charges yesterday. Her sentencing hearing is set for October 24th.

Kathleen Kane was the first elected female Attorney General in Pennsylvania and was first sworn in on January 15th, 2013.

In January 2015, she pledged that she would not resign.

You can view the whole story using our comprehensive timeline.

UPDATE: Gov. Wolf has responded to Kane’s announcement that she will be resigning:

“What has transpired with Attorney General Kane is unfortunate. Her decision to resign is the right one, and will allow the people of Pennsylvania to finally move on from this situation.

“I have full faith and confidence in the employees of the Office of the Attorney General and know that they will continue to perform its most important functions including protecting consumers and prosecuting criminals. Moving forward, I will work with both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate regarding any potential appointment of an Attorney General.”

UPDATE 2: Bruce Castor will assume the office of Attorney General and hold it until until Gov. Wolf and the legislature agree on a replacement or in January when a new AG is sworn in.

UPDATE 3: Kane conducted an interview outside her office this morning on her tenure in office, in which she states “I don’t have any regrets.”

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 65 Comments

65 thoughts on “BREAKING: Kane to Resign”

  1. Unsanctioned R says:

    http://www.politicspa.com/breaking-kane-found-guilty/77808/comment-page-2/#comment-1102984

    I’ll quote from “Kent” above, “The text messages are what sunk her as Occam’s Razor applies.” She needed to rebut them but chose to stay silent instead.

    Her choices after the fact to threaten witnesses/whistleblowers and clear nepotism color even her motives for exposing the inappropriate email use and relationships between judges and prosecutors. Reevaluating the Kane Timeline, one must wonder if there was a shakedown of Justices afoot in the intervening months before 3 of them departed.

  2. Wally says:

    If she does go to jail, I hope her cell-mate is hot. I would pay for live-stream.

  3. HaHaHa: PPA's Baghdad Bob says:

    Good point below: David Diano is a racist who hates Seth Williams because Williams is black. Also, a very good point: the news media loves the Democratic Party because Democrats are constantly committing newsworthy crimes. Thanks for bringing these important insights to light, David Diano (you racist enabler of criminals).

  4. Harry Wiener says:

    Please take 5 minutes and call Senator Jake Corman and request that Governor Wolf find a more suitable candidate for OAG. Bruce Castor is unfit for office and too corrupt to lead the state of Pennsylvania. Bill Cosby and Stacy Parks Miller show us who Castor is, we need to throw him out to the curb with the rest of the trash. Jake Corman’s number can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/corruptda/?fref=ts – TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

  5. The Truth says:

    Diano…….go spend time responding to people who called you out on your posts containing false information.

    I suddenly realized why Diano hates Seth Williams. He is a racist. A typical white man who hates to see an African American do better than him.

  6. rsklaroff says:

    @ d4:

    Your blithe dismissal of all that happened [“the Kane case is essentially over”] is reminiscent of how your fellow-Dems perceive Hillary’s misconduct; the former represents abandonment of your prior stance [mirroring KK’s] that she’ll keep “fighting….” and the latter is undermined by worriment as to what e-mails will leak during the pre-election time-frame [including from the Clinton Foundation?].

    Remember – and note that you have yet to issue at least one mea-culpa – her leak was [1]–associated with perjury, unlike what FF may/may-not have done, and [2]–reflective of absolute/concerted betrayal of the public-trust via abuse-of-power.

    Baer [and others] consider her mentation to mirror that of RMN and, as a Watergate-freak, I would have to acknowledge the multiple parallels of “bunker” posturing; this is why I feel that [after acting-AG Abraham replaces Castor], she will be harshly sentenced [rather than her envisioning, as a “first time offender” a yearlong revolving-door stint].

  7. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    Do you really want to get into the personal attacks again? I mean last time you went down this path your were crying like a little bitch to get my posts removed because unlike your comments mine contained facts. Think about that superman. And while you ponder that think about how many democrats keep the pa political news cycle churning with their crimes.

  8. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    1) Williams has been under attack by Kane supporters for his grandstanding on the racist sting case.

    2) Williams has been a republican in dem clothing for a while now with his support for the death penalty. The opposition to him on this has nothing to do with Kane.
    Here is an article that starts with: “In his quest for statewide office, Philly’s first black D.A. has morphed into a conservative white Republican.”

    phillyinfocus.com/2015/03/06/seth-williams-phillys-frank-underwood-is-a-sad-disappointment/

    Now that the Kane case is essentially over, and child predators are less likely to be caught, are you going to be spending more time in your van with the blacked out windows?

  9. PPA's $10 Dikkk Sucker says:

    I will suck off respectable Dems, dirty Dems, corrupt Dems. You name it – I’ll suck it.

    Later I will pretend to be HaHaHa because I really, really want to suck him off. He is a hot, sexy Dem.

  10. SpongeBob says:

    I love how the Kane apologists have moved on to Williams, yet another Democrat. Are there any respectable Dems in PA?

  11. rsklaroff says:

    @ Maureen Ferguson:

    If Bruce performed the services requested, his bill should be paid; whether it should be covered by the taxpayers is unclear, absent awareness of circumstances.

    Because Bruce had made a deal with key-people in the Cosby case, he felt ethically responsible to represent this information subsequently; the “credibility” issue [which didn’t appear in-print, to my knowledge] is related to the level of documentation that had been acquired @ that time and, thus, to the degree to which it would be subsequently binding.

    Note:

    Bill Cosby made an appearance in Montgomery County court today as his lawyers attempt to have the case against him thrown out. They called former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor to the stand to testify. Castor told the court that back in 2004 he believed it would have been impossible to prosecute Cosby because of several factors including lack of forensic evidence from the victim waiting a year to come forward, her going to a lawyer first before the police, and her attempting to record Cosby in order to get money. Castor believed he could help the victim most in her civil trial. He told Cosby that he would not be prosecuted for anything he said during a civil suit against him by the accuser. Current DA Kevin Steele doesn’t think the original agreement is binding. Most of the current case is based on Cosby’s deposition testimony. Castor told the defense that, “I’m not on your team here… I want them to win.”

    http://iradiophilly.com/conversation.php?idConversation=5536

    I wasn’t thrilled with his character-witness role favoring Fumo, but he obviously felt that – from his perspective – the man was honorable.

    http://articles.philly.com/2009-01-27/news/25279865_1_christian-marrone-fumo-county-e-mail-system

    This is NOT the behavior of a despicable, power-hungry human being [even if he was imperfect], in contrast to that of AG-Kane.

  12. PPA's $10 Dikkk Sucker says:

    Maybe Seth can join Fina in his imaginary law practice!!

    Either way – they better both stay away from my rest-stop. This is MY turf and I will defend it !!!

  13. kraig001 says:

    The FACTS on Seth Williams:

    The guy who recently hired his lawyer’s wife to a six-figure job she is not qualified for.

    The guy who is covering up for the person who vandalized City property in front of his house (or maybe in front of his g/f’s house).

    The guy who’s Twitter feed once included photos from Big Booty Latina and Big Booty Ebony.

    The guy who promotes women he has slept with (maybe said g/f mentioned above).

    The guy who spent campaign funds on membership dues at The Union League and The Sporting Club at The Bellvue.

    The guy who turned his back on the victim of a violent crime because one of the perpetrators gave him lots of $$$.

    The guy who ignored the law and turned his back on the victim of sexual assault.

    The guy who lives with his Mommy.

    The guy who demoted a top Deputy and hard-working prosecutor because she suggested that the Office not have racist, sexist prosecutors on staff.

    The guy that had a Harrisburg bartender and Corbett Republicans running his PAC and his campaign for re-election.

    The guy that has a hard time paying his bills on a $175,000.00 a year job.

    The guy that got his ass kicked by a defense attorney and then turned around and hired him as a Deputy.

    The guy who is the subject of FBI criminal investigation.

    The guy who sips bourbon in a bow-tie at the Union League.

    The guy who gets free field-passes for NFL games and then refuses to prosecute NFL players who sucker-punch off-duty officers.

    The guy whose family lives in the suburbs in an illegally paid-for house with the wife that he cheated on repeatedly

    The guy who just had his hallmark-case over-turned by the Supreme Court.

    The guy who thinks it’s OK to prosecute people for taking small gifts while he receives $160,000.00 in gifts.

    The guy who brought in a washed-up criminal defense attorney/tax-deadbeat to run the D.A.’s Office.

    What’s missing?!?

  14. The Truth says:

    Ok let’s see how this whole thing ends

    HaHaHa. Went to jail

    Kathleen Kane. Probably going to jail

    Frank Fina laughs his a** off.

    America is a great country

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