Kathleen Kane’s defense made their closing arguments this morning.
Defense Attorney Seth Farber spent an hour and a half trying to convince the jury not to convict his client.
Finally, Kathleen Kane's lawyer's closing argument lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes. Prosecutor Kevin Steele up next after brief recess.
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According to Anna Orso of BillyPenn, Farber placed the blame on Kane’s former aide Adrian King and political consultant Josh Morrow.
“Those are two witnesses who will say whatever they need to protect themselves,” Farber said. “What’s stunning about these two is these two contradict each other…and I submit you would not even buy a used car from either one of them.”
King was the person Kane chose to deliver the grand jury information to Morrow. He testified that he felt the AG was “trying to frame” him.
This conviction was buttressed by Morrow’s testimony, which included the revelation that he and Kane plotted to blame King for the whole episode.
Morrow’s text messages with Kane, and his taped conversation with a friend (who was being wiretapped in connection with the McCord case) are central to the prosecution’s case that Kane knowingly leaked the classified information.
DA Kevin Steele is set to present his own closing argument momentarily.