Four Deputy Attorneys General will testify tomorrow before the newly-formed Senate committee determining AG Kathleen Kane’s future in her position.
First Deputy Bruce Beemer and Executive Deputies James Donohue III, Robert Mulle and Larry Cherba are expected to explain a letter in which they asked Kane to turn over her duties as the state’s top lawyer to Beemer, Sen. John Gordner – chairman of the special committee – said at the end of Tuesday’s proceedings.
The letter was written on Oct. 22, the same day the PA Supreme Court suspended Kane’s law license. In their letter, the deputies warn Kane she could jeopardize all legal cases involving the Office of the Attorney General if she does not fully step aside.
“The suspension of her law license does not eradicate her knowledge of the law, but she is being scrupulous about abiding by the suspension and not making any legal decisions,” Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo said.
On Tuesday, the committee heard testimony from several constitutional and legal ethics experts about Kane’s rights and duties during her suspension, Steve Esack of the Morning Call reports.
The special State Senate committee is tasked with examining whether Kane can function as Attorney General without her law license. The committee will then issue their recommendation on the situation, which could see Kane kicked out of office.