In a press conference today, Morganelli called for the firing of Douglas Gansler after it was revealed that First Deputy Attorney General Bruce Beemer had unsuccessfully tried to retrieve emails containing classified information.
“This matter represents, yet, another legal mess that has the OAG paralyzed and divided,” Morganelli stated. “There continues to exist a disconnect between the elected AG and top people in her office. This has resulted in the OAG being akin to a ship adrift at sea with no one knowing for sure who is in charge. In fact there is outright revolt.”
After asserting that there is no need for a special prosecutor, he turned to the OAG as a whole.
“In addition to the termination of Gansler, the OAG itself needs a house cleaning of all top tier people,” he declared. “If Ms. Kane is removed by action of the Senate and Governor, and an interim AG is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, the first order of business should be to ask for the resignations of all top level people. A new AG just cannot be saddled with Kane appointees, people loyal to Tom Corbett and/or people mired in ‘Porn Gate’. A new AG needs a completely new team of professional prosecutors with no agenda, bias or loyalties other than to the people of Pennsylvania devoted solely to clean up this mess. ‘Porn Gate’ must end, and the OAG must return to its core mission.”