In the wake of her latest arrangement over her second charge of perjury, Attorney General Kathleen Kane revealed that among the emails she turned over to the Judicial Conduct Board are 1,500 concerning Justice J. Michael Eakin.
“The images themselves aren’t the only story,” Kane said. “The problem is the network that’s involved, and the breadth of this network is incredible. This network is judges, U.S. attorneys, attorneys general, law enforcement, district attorneys, and public defenders.”
Last year, PA Supreme Court Seamus McCaffery was forced to resign after it was revealed he was exchanging inappropriate emails with employees in the AG’s office. During that strange episode, McCaffery allegedly threatened Justice Eakin, stating that he was told the latter was involved in the same activities as the former.
McCaffery wanted Eakin to convince then-Chief Justice Ron Castille to end the effort to oust McCaffery.
Castille, who has been critical of the Attorney General, seemed skeptical of these new emails when asked by the Inquirer.
He apparently feels Kane was holding back emails to use in case she got into trouble.
Kane meanwhile seemed to assert that Eakin is just another of the “good old boys” that are behind her legal issues.
She revealed that one of Eakin’s emails noted that 30% of female murder victims were killed by husbands or boyfriends.
“The punch line is ‘Well, 30 percent of them should have just shut the expletive up,’” Kane said. “I’m not the woman to shut up.”
UPDATE: Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo revealed that these Eakin emails are actually not new and were part of the emails the AG sent to the Court during the McCaffery investigation.
Apparently, Eakin only received one email with “offensive sexual content” and did not send any.
“They are lying. She is already charged with perjury – two counts of it,” former Chief Justice Castille said. “Now, they’ve got her smearing Eakin’s reputation. It’s beyond reprehensible.”