Kane vs. Fina: An Intense Personal and Political Feud Erupts
A new report from the Philadelphia Inquirer reveals that the depth of the feud between Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Prosecutor Frank Fina.
Among the revelations is that fact that Fina was among those who sent and received pornographic emails while serving in the Attorney General’s office.
Perhaps more amazing, however, is that a few months ago Fina obtained a ruling from a Montgomery County judge that prohibited Kane from releasing this information.
According to Craig McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, the whole saga began during the 2012 campaign when Kane criticized how then-Attorney General Tom Corbett and Fina handled the Jerry Sandusky investigation.
The rivalry escalated when it was reported that Kane had shut down an investigation Fina had conducted of Philadelphia legislators.
Now, the Inquirer believes the Attorney General is going after Fina and his allies because these emails indicate a lack of professionalism on their part.
“She [Kane] wanted to expose what she believed was an entrenched misogynistic culture in the Attorney General’s Office when Fina was a ranking prosecutor and before she took charge, people close to her say,” McCoy and Couloumbis write.
It’s unclear where this conflict will lead or what will happen now that all this information is out in the open. Suffice to say, though, make sure to stay tuned.