Cost of Kane Email Report Already at $160K
Despite all the sound and fury, we may actually never get to see the fabled “porngate” email report.
According to Wallace McKelvey of the Patriot-News, Solicitor General Bruce Castor is still hesitant to release the report.
“First, I need to get the report into a condition that can be released,” Castor said. “Then I’ll decide if the release would be violative of any court orders.”
Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler was tasked by Attorney General Kathleen Kane to look through state emails for possible criminal or unethical behavior. Gansler and his D.C. based law firm BuckleySandler have already been paid $160,000 for their work on that report.
Castor initially wasn’t satisfied with the final result and sent it back before hastily adding that he intended to release it later. At the time he said it would take a week. It’s now been over a month.
McKelvey reveals that the Solicitor General is still hoping to have it sent out by the end of the summer.
“We would have looked like we were trying to fool people with all this voluminous stuff that wasn’t easy to follow,” Castor explained of his decision-making process. “I could not follow it and that’s when I put the brakes on.”