According to Michael Sisak of the Associated Press, the fact that Kane conversed with employees on her private email account will prevent investigators from seeing her responses.
A critical example of this concerns the all-important June 6, 2014 Daily News piece in which grand jury information was used.
Apparently Kane received links to that article the day it was published.
The problem is that last November, the AG told the grand jury she didn’t read the article until August 2014.
“The attorney general receives a large volume of emails on a daily basis and has to prioritize the ones most immediately pressing. It is highly probable that she never got to go back and read the email in question,” Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo explained.
Nonetheless, it seems unlikely that Kane would ignore emails sent to her private account by staff. For example, her spokeswoman at the time sent a link of the piece stating that she “needed some help on this.”
It’s unknown how or if the Attorney General responded.
The spokeswoman later instructed a colleague to tell an inquiring reporter: “No comment. That’s it. No background, no explaining, no comment.”