Cost of Kane Email Report Already at $160K

Kane-ConferenceDespite 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.”

12 Responses

  1. Seth Williams has MUCH BIGGER problems. The FBI is coming for him. Not the Clown Car.

  2. The following time I learn a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I imply, I do know it was my option to learn, however I really thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you may fix in case you werent too busy on the lookout for attention.

  3. Kathleen Kane ALREADY KNOWS THAT SHE MAY NOT NAME THE NAMES. As Attorney General she is obligated to protect the privileged information of her clients (even when those clients/staff are making false allegations against her.)

    THAT’S WHY KANE CONTRACTED DOUG GANSLER for the review and report. Gansler and his team have no privileged relationships with clients in Pennsylvania government. As special Attorney General, Doug Gansler can release his report.

    Why Bruce Castor, who has mountains of privileged client/staff information, has been permitted to stand in the way of the reports release confounds all logic. By improperly enacted and unconstitutional “law”, Rule 1.6 CONFIDENTIALITY, Castor must conceal any information in that report which relates to his lawyering. This likely envelopes the entirety of Montgomery County government – and there are certainly other cases than mine which is that broad.

    Perhaps that is why Castor has spent the last 7 weeks editing the report before distribution.

    Gansler was contracted by THE COMMONWEALTH, not the OAG, not Kane, not Castor. Gansler should be distributing the report to the Governor, Senate, House, Judiciary, OAG AND STATE POLICE.

    With the exception of the State Police, each report is prevented by lawyers. The Governor has the lawyers in OGC preventing meetings and info from the governor. The Judiciary have the law clerks preventing documents from the court. The Senate and House have the Leadership and their counsel who won’t permit discussion. The OAG has Castor to block for Kane who already is obligated to block for the OAG.

    The only delivery to ANY law enforcement which is NOT PREVENTED BY LAWYERS is the PA State Police. … and the public.

    Had the lawyers not convinced the sheriff’s of diminished capacity, the sheriff’s WOULD ALSO have the constitutional authority to act.

    Doug Gansler will have to complete the confidentiality privilege workaround which was necessary for HIS investigation to be successful.


    After the fiasco Moulton release on the Sandusky investigation neglecting to indicate the affect of the confidentiality privilege, he dermonstrates a special kind of STUPID LOGIC to suggest that people need to be told of their corruption before the public.

    Geoff… here’s some news for you THEY KNEW THEY WERE BEING CORRUPT WHEN THEY DID IT. THEY KNEW THEY WERE BEING UNJUST WHEN THEY DID IT. THEY KNEW THEY WERE VIOLATING RIGHTS WHEN THEY DID IT. THEY KNEW THEY WERE ABUSING THEIR OFFICES WHEN THEY DID IT. They sacrificed their reputation by their actions. That would have been the time to consider protecting reputations. Not after their damage is done and their misdeeds exposed.

    Justice is coming.

  4. I hear Bruce has wised up. He finally figured out She has no future. He knows who not to F With.

  5. David Diano……Kane is not a hero. She is the prime player of a sad sad situation. You cite the Supreme Court Justices etc who were forced to resign. Kane if convicted will most likely go to jail, not an equal trade off. She has embarrassed her Office, its employees and the citizens of this Commonwealth.


  6. David,
    You sure know how to sweet talk a fella. Except yeah she is a hero to those who applaud a not qualified, vindictive, piss poor decision making elected official. Seems right up your alley.

  7. Since the original budget was for half a million, looks like a well-managed investigation by Kathleen Kane.

  8. Except that was done without the report, which will have zero impact because she turned the process into a joke. She is an embarrassment to the Office, to the Commonwealth and to the people who voted for her. The truth hurts. Deal with it.

  9. Replacing two supreme court judges and the other people who got caught/resigned still makes this a bargain at twice the price. Transparency costs money. Deal with it.

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