According to Kevin Zwick of Capitolwire, Kane is ignoring a subpoena from the investigatory body.
This shouldn’t be a major shock as the AG has openly questioned the authority of the committee. Now, though, the two appear headed for a collision course.
“It is disappointing that Kathleen Kane will not take advantage of the opportunity that the Special Committee has given to her to provide information as to whether her office is functioning properly under an Attorney General with a suspended law license,” said Senate Committee Chairman John Gordner. “It was our hope that the information would be helpful to the Special Committee as we move forward in our tasks as outlined in the Senate motion that unanimously authorized the Committee.”
The committee will meet again on Monday to decide what to do next. It seems likely they’ll have to take legal action to force Kane to comply with the subpoena.
UPDATE: Soon after announcing her decision, spokesman Chuck Ardo showed up in the Capitol newsroom with documents the AG decided to hand over to the committee, according to Steve Esack of the Morning Call.
“To maintain the respect and decorum of our government, I offer this response to your issuance of a Subpoena Duces Tecum,” Kane wrote.