The heart of the matter was Kane’s reaction to the grand jury leak.
According to Laura McCrystal and Craig McCoy of the Inquirer, the AG wasn’t particularly concerned about the break.
“She said, ‘Don’t worry about it, it’s not a big deal, we have more important things to do’,” Beemer testified.
Beemer apparently took notes during his call with Kane and they were submitted into the record. Among them was the statement “Very troubling”.
The ex-First Deputy initially believed the information had come from the department’s Norristown office but eventually began to suspect Kane. He also confirmed an infamous remark from the Attorney General.
“Bruce, if I were taken out of here in handcuffs, what do you think my last act would be?” Kane told Beemer.
During cross-examination, Kane’s team asked why it took so long for Beemer to come forward. According to Wallace McKelvey of the Patriot-News, the AG’s defense attorney Doug Rosenblum showed video of Kane at a press conference with Beemer in the background.
Rosenblum wanted to know why didn’t he stop her.
“I don’t think anybody can stop the Attorney General from doing what she wants to do,” Beemer responded.