Judge Responds to Kane’s Porn Email Request

Kane-sadJust when you think things can’t get any stranger, we reach another curve in this long and winding road.

Today Judge William R. Carpenter responded to the Attorney General’s press conference yesterday, where she called for him to release all the pornographic emails found on government computers.

According to Judge Carpenter, the problem is that Kane hasn’t formally filed a request to do that.

“[Kane has not filed] any petition, pleading, motion, or other requests for court action,” he wrote.

“Accordingly, I will take no official action at this time.”

The Judge also took the opportunity to deny any wrongdoing on the part of either himself or the grand jury.

“I made no decision based on politics, gender, anger, bias, or prejudice,” Carpenter stated. “The 35th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury was composed of honest, hard-working men and women, Democrats and Republicans, with various ethnic and employment backgrounds,” Carpenter said. “I take this opportunity to thank them for their work.”

The Attorney General did reveal the names of eight of the individuals involved last year and has disciplined dozens more.

In her news conference yesterday, though, she asserted Carpenter was preventing her from telling the whole story.

It is not clear at this time why there is such a disconnect between the Attorney General and the Montgomery County Judge.

109 Responses

  1. DD — Read the U.S. Supreme Court cases in Brady and Giglio and you’ll have an understanding as to why KK and DP can no longer effectively carry out their law-enforcement duties.

    This isn’t partisanship. It’s law.

  2. DD,
    Just stop. I am begging you to stop googling the term wiretap and posting the results of what you find. The Patriot Act has nothing to do with Title 18.

    We may disagree with Kane but you’re truly looking like a fool right now.

  3. kanesdriver-

    So, the NSA, FBI and CIA go through the PA AG first?

    According to Snowden, pretty much all calls are already wiretapped (as well as all email, browsing, and texting).

    “defense attorney’s challenging the veracity of the facts submitted by the attorney general in her application for a wiretap order”

    My understanding of the Patriot Act and wiretaps in general is that law enforcement regularly lies about probable causes and rationales, while the judges just rubber-stamp the orders.

    But, Kane’s current case is unconnected to these wiretaps (and you have provided no link). The FBI doesn’t want the veracity of wiretap reasons investigate because they’ve failed that litmus test repeatedly exceeding the rationales given for the Patriot act.

    It’s common knowledge that the cops, prosecutors and judges are colluding on everything from simple (revenue generating) traffic stops, minor drug arrests and the failure to prosecute cops who kill unarmed civilians.

    If the perception generated from the porn emails wasn’t a problem, why did people quit? Defense attorneys would need details of cases, dates of emails, judge/prosecutor combinations, etc. to make a case for bias. I don’t know that there’s been enough info released to make those connections yet.

  4. David, David, David,

    Are you aware that every single wiretap that takes place in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is requested by the attorney general? Are you aware that right now there are several investigations being challenged in courts here in Pennsylvania by defense attorney’s challenging the veracity of the facts submitted by the attorney general in her application for a wiretap order? Are you aware of these things? My guess is that you’re not.

    If any of those cases are thrown out or are damaged by Kane’s crimes what do you think may happened to witnesses or confidential informants who assisted in those cases? Do you think they may have issues involving their safety? But you wouldn’t understand that living in David Diano’s world of make believe.

    Secondly, the FBI can track anything they want. Again, read up on what constitutes an illegal grand jury leak. But again, you prefer to live in the David Diano land of what you wish the laws were as opposed to what they are.

    Finally, who has been arrested by “being falsely arrested and convicted by a system where the prosecutors and judges are porn-buddies handing out uneven justice?” Who exactly are you talking about? Please cite one case that this has occurred. Come on…just one case where this has happened?

    Oh, and the printer in computer lab needs more toner. Can you get on that.

  5. KanesDriver-

    So, you like to leak anonymous information. Gee, I wonder if the FBI can track your posts here to your IP address? Hmm….

    How about the people put in jeopardy by being falsely arrested and convicted by a system where the prosecutors and judges are porn-buddies handing out uneven justice?

    A wiretap unrelated to this case is under none of the dangers you pretend.

  6. DD,
    I could try to explain to you how an attorney general under indictment could effect on going cases that are being investigated with the use of a wiretap but frankly you simply would choose to not understand it or ignore it.

    Kane is putting many investigations into jeopardy with her corruption and abuse of the Grand jury system. Yet, that doesn’t matter to someone such as yourself because it’s about partisan politics and not the rule of law.

    When cases are jeopardized there is often a fallout that can place pepole in jeopardy. While you may not understand that it doesn’t make it any less real.

    Go back to fixing computer problems at the lab. Control Alt Delete is you friend.

    PS: My inside information is right on. You use your name and you don’t have any credibility.

    Oh and the FBI is coming….who will she blame now?

  7. Pat Unger-

    Thanks for the support and kind words. “kanesdriver” seems to be driving (posting) under the influence of paranoid inducing hallucinogen. It’s quite a stretch to go from the accusation of leaking a document about a 5 year old grand jury case to wiretaps and risking the lives of agents.

    kanesdriver-
    Drink lots of water until the drugs are flushed from your body.

    I have an job, and this past week I solved a major computer problem at work that had everyone stumped for months. Thanks for asking.

    You are the one tossing out stuff about a Haiti trip and how it was paid for. You pretend to have info, but you hide behind an alias and have no credibility.

    It’s quite a stretch to go from Kane engaged in some politics against rivals to her being “mentally challenged” or getting in the way of investigations. From the arrests, it seems like she’s kicking @ss on investigations, especially against child predators.

    Ah… maybe that’s the source of your attacks on Kane… maybe you’re afraid her child predator unit will come after you next? It would probably be smart to remove and burn the tear-soaked mattress from your van.

  8. So a judge of many years is unfamiliar with the term “sua sponte” he makes me lose confidence in the judicial system, and highlights why judges should not be elected.

  9. “kanesdriver” – I usually don’t post here. But, you seem a little upset … and totally misguided. DD is not the “the problem” at all. He uses his real name and states his opinion(s). If he has a dog in the race, tell us what it is. You (and several others here) seem like an extension of the team of people that were/are pursuing Kane from day 1.

    I don’t know if Kane is fit for Office. But I do know that the methods used to attack her are dangerous. And it seems clear that Frank Fina (the main person behind all this) is no angel either. The system (and the media) seems to be protecting him and attempting to crucify Kane.

    I’m glad you aren’t responding to DD …. because I am sick of reading your obviously biased posts anyway. To me – DD seems right. This is all petty political bullish-t … but with a dash of dangerous abuse of grand jury power.

  10. DD,

    I have ended responding to your inane, juvenile, and frankly idiotic asinine statements. The one issue that you just won’t get through your immature and partisan thick head is this. Jane Orie DID NOT SIGN WIRE TAP ORDERS. The Attorney General does.

    Jane Orie was not privy to information that could cause the death of agents, police, and informants. The ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES.

    But let’s continue to allow an obviously mentally challenged individual to get in the way of criminal and civil investigations. All so people like you can come onto this website and argue inane and factually incorrect points.

    Do you even have a job? Do you actually get up and go to work or are you an “academic” that would rather argue points from a dogmatic perspective as opposed to what really happens on real life?

    From this point I am done with you. I’ve said it before you are a major problem with political discussion. Party before facts.

    Go buy your back to school clothes.

  11. From the article:

    “It’s not known whether the court or its arm, the Disciplinary Board, is even considering such an unusual move because of confidentiality rules.”

    And

    “More typically, the court and disciplinary board waits for the criminal justice process to end.

    For example, the court suspended the law license of former Sen. Jane Orie, R-Allegheny County, after her conviction on campaign corruption charges.”

  12. @ Harry:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the “leak” of Carpenter’s Grand Jury data essentially what subsequently was released as its report?

    Thus, if so, is there moral-/legal-equivalency in this instance with what AG-Kane [de-novo] leaked, that otherwise would have remained secret [unless a proceeding prompted its release]?

  13. Harry

    This judge and his special prosecutor should be the subjects of an investigation, not picking investigators. It would be like the Fox running the investigation of who robbed the chicken house.

    I bet Kane’s team has better idea of the leakers. The accusation is that Kane was looking at staff emails to intimidate, but given the leaks, a look at the emails would be the first step in gathering leads (since the judge has demonstrated no interest in finding the leakers of his own kangaroo court).

  14. Just curious – is this Judge appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the leaking of secret information from the grand jury that was investigating Kathleen Kane? If not – he has no credibility.

  15. Jessica
    Still waiting for your response about relevance of Haiti (beyond it merely being the location for an alleged conversation) as well as relevance of Dom Rep.

    This is not indicated in the indictment. So, is this part of the grand jury testimony that occurred but being withheld? Ithis some new investigation?

    Please clarify.

  16. @ DD & Jessica:

    I will remain a truth-teller and, in this instance, an evincer of the inability of DD to document his flailing [false] assertions…in contrast to what I [easily] unearthed from his past on PoliticsPa.

    Being reminded of these facts serves to impact how he should properly be perceived currently, for his defense of AG-Kane is but another example of his deceit.

  17. DD – perhaps you should heed your own counsel vis-a-vis trying to ignore him.

    I’m not taking a side. Merely trying to keep these comments topical. Notice how the larger, relevant commentary ceases when you two spar?

  18. Jessica-

    rsklaroff can’t help himself. From his many statements and tirades, we see the following picture of a pathetic man:

    He’s a Jewish jihadist, who lives in fear and paranoia of non-Jews. He’s against genocide, unless Israel is doing the killing and the U.S. is footing the bill. Basically, the only way he feels safe is for Israel to expand the settlements and eliminate it’s neighbors. Jews that don’t agree with his hardline views are treated as traitors who are inviting the destruction of Israel.
    He’s also a tea party loon, who treats Obama as a Muslim or Muslim sympathizer bend on the destruction of Israel.

    He can’t stay on topic. Try to ignore him.

  19. @ DD:

    AGAIN, without questioning my rationality [which has been reinforced with ease], “provide a citation [you won’t be able to do so] or rescind [assuming you harbor that capacity]” your claims [for example, that Israel’s re-establishment in 1948 was “catastrophic”].

    Your unabashedly off-the-wall perspective violates US Policy [for almost seven decades] that even your idolized fearless-leader BHO [now aggressively facilitating nuking-up Iran] dare not utter.

    In the face of my support for what others have proffered as a reasonable mechanism by which the Supremes could assert their professional oversight responsibilities [stanching the bleeding], you cannot claim you have succeeded in diverting attention from the potential for such a due-process proceeding to be held [yielding her losing her legal license].

  20. @ DD:

    Even Now, you did not deny that “you perceive Israel as a fascist, expansionist occupier that promotes racial purity and engages in oppression and ethnic cleansing”; in fact, you doubled-down on this perspective, which Hitler popularized [and acted upon] eight decades ago and Ahmadinejad [and his cohorts] would now want to accomplish.

    *

    To illustrate the fact that you are indeed racist, simply compare/contrast your initial claims with your subsequent “documentation” thereof.

    1. “Shai Piron, Yesh Atid party MK, and former education minister of Israel, called for Israel to have all schools include the Nakba in their curriculum” became “Israel has recently begun adding the Nakba to the school curriculum”; someone CALLING FOR something cannot be equated with that something having been DONE.

    2. Quoting Max Blumenthal illustrates your desperation when seeking a corroborative cite, noting that “Left-wing writer Max Blumenthal helped inspire Hillary Clinton’s debunked talking point that an obscure YouTube movie called ‘Innocence of Muslims’ was responsible for the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.”

    dailycaller.com/2015/05/27/left-wing-writer-max-blumenthal-helped-craft-hillarys-youtube-video-benghazi-explanation/

    His business-interests in Libya prompted Hillary [and his lady-friend-troika members, Samantha Power & Susan Rice] to bomb-away Qaddafi [noting his e-mails that were leaked from her insecure server] yielding an unabashed catastrophe, with the most recent example of this near-universally-recognized blunder having been reported hours ago: “Islamic State beheads twelve, hangs them on crosses during battle for Libyan city Sirte.”

    http://www.9news.com.au/world/2015/08/16/09/05/isil-beheads-twelve-in-libya#AySjx0FHB6eixQcU.99

    Indeed, invoking the title of your hyperlinked-article [“Will Israel Go Fascist?”] illustrates again the disconnect between the postulate [even from a confirmed, discredited radical] and your affirmative claim that this has indeed transpired [“Netanyahu…is a fascist”]; furthermore, its lede impugns its credibility: “Max Blumenthal’s sprawling portrait of contemporary Israel…largely avoids sustained argument or analysis, allowing its main points to be inferred….”

    3. Finally, you claim your hyperlink provides “context” for the damning [genocidal] quotes I provided, certainly insufficient [and, indeed, itself damning in and of itself] to rationalize-away what lefties must perceive as EXTREME racism against Blacks; citing Dr. Carson cannot ameliorate this conclusion [no matter how you attempt to take him out of context].

    *

    THEREFORE, you have hereby reaffirmed your anti-Semitic and anti-Black sentiments which – one would hope – place you outside of both the mainstream of American thought and the views of the Dems you attempt to channel; citing your writings from last fall on PoliticsPa was indeed justified [hardly off-topic when assessing your trashed-credibility] and reinforces the need to treat you as some would want to treat Trump…

    WE MUST IGNORE YOUR POSTINGS, for you are a racist anti-Semite who considers involvement in PoliticsPA to be mere “sport”!

  21. Jessica-

    So, what is the big deal about her trips to Haiti and Dom. Rep.?

    The only thing I read is that Haiti is where she and Peifer had a conversation about the leaks. Which has nothing to do with Haiti itself nor anything specific the region.

  22. That’s fair. Duly noted on both counts. Let’s stay focused on KK. Plenty to discuss.

    Fair?

  23. rsklaroff-

    Once again your Israel Uber Alles ideology betrays you. My quote comes from the link below, which discusses how Israel (particularly the IDF) resisted and “presented for the most part only the Zionist narrative of willing flight”.

    “In March 2015, Shai Piron, Yesh Atid party MK, and former education minister of Israel, called for Israel to have all schools include the Nakba in their curriculum ….. His comments broke a taboo in the traditional Israeli narrative, and conflicts with efforts on the part of some Israeli lawmakers to defund schools that mark Nakba”

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Palestinian_exodus
    and
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-education-minister-calls-for-nakba-studies-in-school/

    As the list Israel and Netanyahu: my point remains that he is a fascist and leading Israel astray and these are his policies.

    Here is an article from the American Conservative reviewing Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/will-israel-go-fascist/

    Sanger’s quote in your link: “Birth control is nothing more or less than…weeding out the unfit.” Seems like a reference to you.

    However, the article I linked to puts her statements and philosophy in fuller historical context about women having the right not to bear children when they didn’t want to have them.

    Since the majority of what planned parenthood does is centered around birth-control/contraception, they are preventing tons of pregnancies and abortions. The right-wingers like you refer to black single mothers as “welfare queens” who are just having babies as a form of income from the government. So, you all seem pretty upset that poor black women are having babies, and you don’t want to spend any money to take care of them. So, your criticism of Planned Parenthood seems hypocritical. As far as I can tell, the only right-wing group that wants more blacks born into poverty are the people who run the for-profit-prisons and want to defund schools. I guess they are the welfare kings who want to make their living from incarcerating black children.

    The most recent person to resurrect this phony charge against Sanger and Planned Parenthood was Dr. Ben Carson. He’s against fetal research, except when he’s the one involved in fetal research
    http://www.nationalmemo.com/ben-carson-tries-again-on-fetal-tissue-research-story/

  24. @ DD:

    Thus, your latest rendition of anti-Zionism [“Israel has recently begun adding the Nakba to the school curriculum to teach a balanced view of history, rather than portray the exodus as voluntary. You seem to get off on Israel oppressing Palestinians.”] is not only off-base, but it’s incorrect; rather, Israel constantly presents multiple perspectives, but she has never portrayed her creation as a “catastrophe” as you claim.

    Provide a citation [you won’t be able to do so] or rescind [assuming you harbor that capacity].

  25. @ DD:

    Your prior postings illustrate your unjustified hatred of Israel; an example follows:

    Israel and Netanyahu:
    – Advanced military and nuclear program
    – Strong air force
    – Promotes racial purity
    – Occupies neighbors
    – Engages in expansion
    – Engages in oppression and ethnic cleansing
    – Compulsory military service
    – Growing fascism

    https://www.politicspa.com/reader-poll-do-you-approve-of-attorney-general-kathleen-kanes-job-performance/62048/#comments

    November 30, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Readers should know, therefore, that you perceive Israel as a fascist, expansionist occupier that promotes racial purity and engages in oppression and ethnic cleansing.

    This is right out of the most anti-Semitic literature promulgated by Hitler and Ahmadinejad, linking the Shoah with what Iran contemplates.

    It constitutes a disqualifier [notwithstanding everything else you maul in your postings].

  26. Kanesdriver — as usual, you’re as dialed in as I am. But to be precise, it’s more like the Donincian Republic trip rather than the Haiti trip.

  27. Jessica,

    Are you suggesting that the Haiti trip may have been paid for by money earmarked for the “children”?

  28. DD — If DP becomes a cooperating witness (he already has to certain extent according to the charging document) in exchange for a guilty plea, she will plead by the end of the year.

  29. Porno Dave-

    How do we pay for the military? How do we pay for anything?
    We’ve dropped the tax rates for the top 10% and 1% and allowed corporations to hide their assets/revenue overseas.
    Please read Thomas Piketty’s book: Capital in the 21st Century
    It’s a big book with a lot of big words, so give yourself a few weeks to read it and learn.

    You don’t think someone working 40 hours per week is working hard and deserves a living wage?

    Here is a fact check on Planned Parenthood and Sanger.
    http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/08/14/432080520/fact-check-was-planned-parenthood-started-to-control-the-black-population

    Rsklaroff-
    Israel has recently begun adding the Nakba to the school curriculum to teach a balanced view of history, rather than portray the exodus as voluntary. You seem to get off on Israel oppressing Palestinians.

    The Supreme Court judges “could” do a lot of things. They could stand up on their chairs and sing karaoke, but it’s not very likely. Neither is it likely that they will wade into this mess while Montco is handling the case. They would be more likely to grant a change of venue if Kane could demonstrate bias.

    They more justifiably would let the Montco case play out

    Jessica Myers-
    Do you anticipate the conclusion of the trial or a plea deal? Why would the court jump ahead of the Montco case (assuming the case goes past September)?

  30. @DD:

    TYPO: You equated anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.

    You falsely mindread my perception of the MontCo case; she is nailed intuitively on the firing, for example.

    As argued repeatedly, my point is that the Supremes may justifiably put everyone out of individual and collective misery by dealing with all available evidence expeditiously.

  31. @DD:

    You endorsed the portrayal of Israel’s reestablishment as a nakba, a tragedy in 1948; you thus equated anti-Semitism and Anti-Semitism.

    Your other reactions are typically tangential; for example, of course a newly-elected DA would reassess all pending cases.

    The Supreme could apply your view of assumed innocence by conducting its own inquiry; this duty to police the profession applies regardless of whether the lawyer was elected or appointed and regardless of whether the lawyer was a public officials or a private attorney.

  32. DD – the SC will absolutely suspend her license. End of September–at the latest.

    Wait and watch.

  33. Davey how do we pay for all your liberal programs ? Off the backs off those of us who work hard trying to achieve success. Higher wages ? It’s not how much you make buddy it’s how much they take. Simple math but your a liberal so u don’t get simplicity. Family planning? You mean abortion mills set up in low income neighborhoods to keep the minority’s population down the way their leader Margaret Sanger intended. Public schools ? Now I know your really a fool. They’ve sucked for the last 40 years sucking taxpayers dry to feed the pensions of the PSD and teachers. Roads and bridges? Aren’t we already paying taxes to cover them how come these roads and bridges weren’t being treated within their budgets? Nobody ever asks to see budgets because liberals just want more money. Lesson over for now sweet cakes

  34. Rsklaroff-

    You really need to stop prescribing yourself hallucinogenic drugs.

    The PA Supreme court is not going to wade into this mess, especially when they are short-handed two seats. Under the principle of innocent until proven guilty, they are going to let the Montco DA play it out. The only way they are getting involved is if there is evidence that Carpenter should have recused himself and failed to do so, then he’d be facing a disciplinary hearing.

    Several (supposed) lawyers have already explained this to you, as well as people with the political acumen to understand how these things play out. Given that Kane is an elected, not appointed, official, they are not going to rush in to overturn an election.

    You keep thinking that your links somehow “prove” things, even though you misinterpret the information and ignore conflicting news sources.

    Bruce Castor, who is running for Montco DA said that if elected, that in January “he would review all charges against Kane. Prosecutors have wide discretion in filing charges, Castor said.”

    So, the expectation is this case will still be going on months from now.

    As to your many delusions…

    You mistake yourself for a thinking person. You are not. You prattle on illogically and nonsensically.

    I’ve never been an anti-Semite nor admitted/claimed to be one. You are such an anti-Arab bigot that you think everyone who doesn’t agree with Israeli policy or it’s current leadership is anti-Semitic. Again, cut back on your medication.

    I’m hardly squirming. You don’t have enough confidence in the Montco DA case, so you are desperately/foolishly hoping that PA Supreme Court will intervened and strip Kane of her license, effectively removing her from office. You want her out before she can present her case and have her day in court. Kane is still going to “on the stage” come Christmas and New Year’s.

    Not only will Kane get a chance to defend herself and confront the evidence/witnesses, but the DA still has to convince 12 jurors, and Kane’s lawyer gets a say in the jury selection process.

    The jury could decide it’s all petty political bullsh*t.

  35. @DD:

    My reference to Lanny Davis was intended to undermine your generic credibility, despite having done so months ago (and having reduced you to admitting being an anti-Semite); on some level, recalling that you view posting as sport, it’s beneath thinking people to engage with you.

    Nevertheless, on another level, it’s entertaining to observe how you squirm, failing consistently to square the latest event with the long-term narrative; your postings elsewhere almost advertise your availability to represent the most venal of lying Dems (such as the convicted state reps).

    As a result, notwithstanding the interjected counterpoint of people such as Chris Martinez, you may wish to commit to sparing us further examples of your manipulative capacity when AG-Kane leaves the stage; proof (with hyperlinks) doesn’t work with you, so be forewarned that repeated evidence of this scorn for truth will trigger a reaction that recalls your pattern of dissembling.

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