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House Initiates Impeachment Proceedings Against Kane

KaneThe State House moved towards an investigation into whether they should impeach Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

According to Kevin Zwick of Capitolwire, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to give the Subcommittee on the Courts power to conduct their own investigation and to recommend possible impeachment proceedings.

The Chair of the subcommittee is actually State Rep. Todd Stephens, who briefly ran for Attorney General last year. The makeup of the body is four Republican members and two Democrats.

The full House still needs to approve the resolution before the committee can begin its work, which would include subpoena power.

The impeachment process may be used as a backup in case the removal process underway in the State Senate loses momentum.

Unsurprisingly, Kathleen Kane gave an indignant response when asked about the prospect of impeachment.

“As a taxpayer, I’m wondering why the Republicans have spent so much time and money on doing everything they can to remove an independent attorney general who has an investigation by a special prosecutor into racist, misogynistic, and homophobic emails circulated by government officials, including Assistant United States Attorney from [House Judiciary Committee Chairman] Rep. Marsico’s district, and the impact of this network on our judicial system,” Kane wrote. “Why isn’t the Judiciary Committee looking into the exchange by the judiciary and alleged cover ups by government officials to fix a judicial system that is clearly broken. I would hope that political fury does not trump a fair and impartial justice system for the people of PA.”

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  2. Zappala is going to have to answer questions about his handling of the Leon Ford case. He arrested a paralyzed kid for a crime he did not commit while giving the Police who shot him a free pass. And he also tried to hide an official report that was critical of the police who stopped and subsequently shot Mr. Ford. The innocent Leon Ford was unarmed. He had all his paperwork in order. But the Police mistook him for someone else and called him a liar. Then they shot him.

  3. Notice the black hand moving in the background. The intense state corruption started when we put Godfather Zappala on the Supreme Court. The Bazzano-Zappala-Porter mafia taint is still there, on the disciplinary boards, the conduct board, on the turnpike commission. It’s time for our progressive governor to clean house. Otherwise, the voters need to be trained to vote no on judicial retention and toss everybody after one term.

  4. Hey sklaroff — I am a demented Repervlican like you. But – let’s face it: You are the one who is wrong. The Senate is not going to remove AG Kane … as you said they would … like a million times.

    HaHaHa and David were correct. You are an idiot.

  5. maybe its being out in the cold and shoveling all that snow- but I have to agree with David D– Kane has not been convicted of anything- and she was suspended by a Board and Court that have clear conflicts. I don’t like her and I would never vote for her– but this whole process has been corrupted by the political goons in PA.
    Let her finish term-unless convicted –and send her back to Scranton or wherever.

  6. House and Senate ought to impeach themselves. No budget & education being held hostage. Get a grip, you hypocrites!

  7. Time to “prove it in court” (though the state house is pretty dysfunctional: see budget).

    At least Kane gets to defend herself.

    This thing will drag out until Kane’s term has expired.

  8. Pat,

    I agree that there is something behind the “crickets” you are talking about.

    Kathy Martin, the woman Williams recently hired, doesn’t even have much prosecution experience. How does someone like that just walk into a high-paying job in Government? It has to have something to do with her relationship with Fina.

    And she has ZERO general counsel experience.

    And the fact that Ali and Fina have the same lawyer- Bob Levant (Kathy Martin’s husband) – is very troubling. Remember that Fina was the one that negotiated a sweet deal with Levant in an 11th hour maneuver right before Kane took office. What was the rush?

    In that deal, Fina let his lawyer’s other client keep the $400,000.00 he stole from PA taxpayers. WHY??

    And now Frank Fina and Tyron Ali’s lawyer are suing the taxpayers for more $$$. Fina is collecting a hefty salary from taxpayers. And his lawyer’s wife is too.

    Something is not Kosher in the Philly D.A.’s Office.

  9. Marie, the “witch hunt” must be bipartisan, seeing as Kane’s closest hand-picked Democratic advisors all testified against her. Also, the Governor wants her out. And Rendell has told her to resign, along with many other Democratic officials and every editorial board in the state (all left-leaning). But you’re a joebot, so listening to reason is not your strength.

  10. One need not believe any commenter here that Kane has been the victim of a R-led witch-hunt. Just read what PA legislators are saying.

    Bizzarro, one of the people on the House subcommittee, called the process being used against Kane “very political.” He went on: “The timing is very questionable, the circumstances obviously are questionable also,” he said. “But that’s neither here nor there, we’ll work with the facts that we have and push forward and make a decision one way or another. But keep in mind, the Attorney General is innocent until proven guilty, and sadly, the way things have been spun lately, they have operated under the assumption she’s guilty until proven innocent.”

    Even Republican Garth Everett said he doesn’t believe the Senate’s process is “the constitutional process.” He is referring to the dirty trick the Senate was trying to pull where they are trying to “remove” Kane using a provision written in the 1800s to remove low-level officials who have gone senile.

    Anyone watching this can see that there is a corrupt group of creeps that will stop at nothing to silence Kane. They even have their fat in-AG’s Office operative – Bruce Beemer – desperately trying to undermine the investigation that will land them all in prison.

  11. Mr. Field,

    You have been dutifully reporting on (almost) all things Kane related for a while now. Most of the rime, your articles come with a link to an article in some major newspaper. But I have noticed that there are certain things you ignore.

    For instance – The Dn had an article about how Seth Williams’ new “Chief of Staff” and “General Counsel” is married to Frank Fina’s lawyer … who just so happens to be Tyron Ali’s lawyer too, And not a peep from you on that. … // CRICKETS //

    And now, an Appellate Court throws out most of the charges against the Penn State 3 … more // CRICKETS //

    The Court finds that Frank Fina, the man at the center of this Kane story, acted in a “highly improper” manner. But you don’t report on it. Just // CRICKETS //


  12. Oh Jees … I almost forgot Fina’s collection of “Motivational Posters” — found on his State computer, where he viewed and distributed them on our dime:

    The very first image in the binder — part of an email from Frank Fina to two colleagues — depicts a topless woman on her back, giving oral sex to a man in a dress shirt. It is captioned in the style of a motivational poster: “WILLINGNESS: Bend over backwards to do an exceptional job.”

    The next image was another woman. Also giving oral sex. “DEVOTION: Making your boss happy is your only job.”

    It’s not all blowjobs. The next image in the set featured anal sex.

    The stuff that wasn’t pornographic was still demeaning to women and minorities. Fina’s group of faux motivational posters included an image of a white man, carrying a bucket of fried chicken, being accosted by two deranged-looking black men. The caption? “Bravery at its finest.”

    One of the few pictures of a clothed female showed a woman wearing a T-shirt emblazoned: “WIFE: Washing, Ironing, F**ing, Etc.” (The letters in the explicit word were blurred in the photo) That caption? “PLACE: Know it!”

    When: One year from now
    Where: Muncy State Prison, Visitation Room

    HaHaHa: My darling Kathleen, I’m so sorry. I commented on all those message boards about Fina and the Clown Car and the Repervlicans. They had you red-handed, and I just kept lobbing insults and names. In the end, the jury found you guilty in record time.

    Kane: Look over there! Porn emails!

    HaHaHa: Katie, c’mon. Nobody bought that distraction. You’re doing hard time now.

    Kane: Judges! Prosecutors! Porn emails!

    HaHaHa: Katie, your closest advisors all testified against you. It’s over. But don’t worry, I’ll keep posting comments about Repervlicans and the Clown Car and, obviously, Fina. It’s not like I have a job.

    Kane: I’m gonna make Seth pay!

    HaHaHa: Well, Seth is still the DA of Philadelphia. And Frank Fina is still a prosecutor in Philly. And here we sit, in a prison visitation room. Talking about what could have been. Fina. Clown Car. Repervlicans.

  14. Looks like Frank Fina is having a bad week. First – his master plan to “get rid” of the duly elected Attorney General of PA is an EPIC FAIL (Senate not going to act).

    Plus – Fina’s Penn State case is falling apart. From ABCNews:

    Most of the charges against the Penn State administrators that Fina tried to rail-road were thrown out. The judges were very critical of the actions of prosecutor Fina. The Court found that Fina’s conduct was “highly improper.” He assured a Judge that he was not going to do something and then went ahead and did it anyway.

    There is still this, the e-mail Fina sent to his white male buddies:

    And now the Montgomery County DA’s Office has someone in charge that knows he is a corrupt, dishonest POS:

    Uh oh!!

    The Clown Car is running out of gas.

  15. 30 minutes and 6 comments already from HaHaHa/Pat Unger. Does this loser never get tired of being humiliated by posters who know what they’re talking about?

  16. I am sure the Repervlicans have this poll result in the back of their minds:

    “Do You Support the Senate Inquiry into Kathleen Kane?”

    Yes (46%)
    No (54%)

  17. Pat – It is unbelievable that these men have gotten away with this for so long. They are a major threat to the integrity of PA’s criminal justice system. My guess is that the case against AG Kane will go the way of the PSU3 case — where most of the charges against the PSU3 were recently thrown out. In throwing out the criminal charges, the Court found that Fina’s conduct was “HIGHLY IMPROPER.”

    Shocker, huh?

  18. Anyone following this case needs to read the article on the “Playbook” of Fina & The Corbett Pervs. Here it is:

    PA Corruption Network’s Playbook

    The similarities between the prosecution of Kathleen Kane and of the PSU 3 [and the legislative sting case] reveal the “playbook” of Pennsylvania’s corruption network.
    The cases of current Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) Kathleen Kane and that of former Penn State University (PSU) officials (i.e., the PSU 3) are connected by a common thread.

    A group of the Commonwealth’s attorneys, judges, political operatives, and their media accomplices — hereafter referred to as the “network” — used trumped up charges, purposely misinterpreted laws, and oversold highly dubious evidence to convict these individuals in the court of public opinion.

    After examining the timelines and evidence of these cases, it appears that the network has a well defined playbook for taking out its targets and it works like this:
    1. Individuals within the network fear their own heinous acts may be exposed and publicly accuse their opponents of crimes as a means of deflecting attention away from themselves.

    2. The network next co-opts individuals close to the target(s) –insiders — to assist in setting up the target(s) to be charged with perjury and other crimes.

    3. After the insiders have sufficiently undermined the targets (using various means of deception), the network’s attorneys and/or judges leak damaging information about the targets to the media.

    4. The media arm of the network uses the information in an attempt to compromise the targets or to promote guilt by association in the press.

    5. At the conclusion of this “framing,” that was mislabeled as a criminal investigation, attorneys go public with charging documents that allege crimes based on misinterpretations of the laws and that are chocked full of questionable testimony from unreliable witnesses, completely illogical scenarios, and dubious evidence. Perjury charges are standard in order to publicly smear the defendants as being dishonest individuals while attempting to pump up the veracity of the Commonwealth’s lousy witnesses (who would be eviscerated at an actual trial).

    6. The media accomplices ignore the illegal application of relevant laws, that the charging documents are illogical, the lousy witnesses, and the highly questionable evidence in order to continue treating the allegations as facts and even go as far as to allege the target committed crimes for which he or she has not been charged.

    7. The public falls for the deception and believes the targets are guilty of everything and are corrupt individuals — whether they have been charged with a crime or not. Citizen activists, public officials, and other groups and individuals — who are beneficiaries of the corrupt network — jump on the media bandwagon to publicly condemn the targets.

    8. Witting and/or unwitting employers recommend the targets be relieved of their duties or actually do so through employment actions — before anything is proven and without conducting a legitimate legal review.

    9. When legal proceedings in the cases reveal the false and questionable testimony put forth in the charging documents and the dubious evidence used in the case, the network’s media arm ignores the information and continues to slant the reports so the public continues to assume the targets are guilty.

    10. The legal issues from the misapplications of the laws result in appeals to the network’s judges, who refused to rule on simple matters and keep the trials on permanent hold.

    The network’s playbook achieves the goal of protecting its corrupt dealings and/or heinous crimes by never legally proving, but publicly scapegoating the targets in a media firestorm that is high in supposition and light on facts.

    To wit: the grand jury and Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman did not find the evidence to charge AG Kane with directly leaking grand grand jury information in the Mondesire case, but you wouldn’t know that if you just read the news headlines.

    Instead, they charged her with perjury (part of the playbook), lesser crimes, and for orchestrating the leaks, the latter of which Ferman and others know can’t be proven.
    Then again, the network’s playbook doesn’t include actually prosecuting the case.

  19. You are correct, Court Watcher. She will beat the three men in the D primary. But they are worried that she will then beat their lame R candidate. And she just might.

  20. How stupid are these Republicans? If she runs in the Democratic primary against three men, she wins. Then Republicans beat her in the fall.

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