At this moment, Attorney General Kathleen Kane is in a Norristown courtroom for the first hearing concerning her indictment on eight counts earlier this month.
Thanks to a media blackout we won’t know what went in that courtroom until later this afternoon.
This morning, however, there was quite the scene.
For those that don’t know Kane has a twin sister, Ellen Granahan Goffer. She has worked in the AG’s office since before her sister was elected (although she was promoted in 2013).
When the Attorney General’s entourage exited the elevator in the courthouse hallway, Goffer emerged first several paces ahead only for Kane to follow along behind her lawyers and bodyguards.
PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane (in red) sent her twin sister first (front) to divert press. Photo by Clem Murray. pic.twitter.com/MGtZMGuoGA
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The goal? It would seem to be to rob photographers of footage of the Attorney General to run on all the local newscasts and photos to use for all the statewide newspapers.
It was without a doubt a clever move, though one wonders if the time they spent thinking it up might have been better spent on developing their legal defense.