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The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general’s credibility is gone |

The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general’s credibility is gone

What a hot mess Kathleen Kane has become. And we can only assume that, past being prologue, the muck that Pennsylvania’s attorney general has mired herself in will only get deeper.

The latest installment was delivered in a week in which Ms. Kane, lawyered- and PR-upped, confirmed the worst-kept secret in Harrisburg — a grand jury is investigating her to determine if she violated grand jury secrecy in another case, allegedly to embarrass a rival prosecutor. Kane, a Democrat, now more than intimates that the current grand jury probe is a conspiracy against her.

Then on Tuesday, Kane dropped what appeared to be a bombshell: In a CNN interview, Kane said sexually explicit emails traded by attorneys in the AG’s office, judges and police contained child pornography. Investigators previously stressed that no child porn was among the traded emails.

Less than 24 hours later, however, another bomb dropped: Kane’s spokeswoman recanted the claim.

So, on national television, the attorney general of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania smeared those implicated in the embarrassing trading of randy emails with a scarlet “CP” on their foreheads, then didn’t have the guts to personally retract her charge. That’s despicable.

Kathleen Kane has lost the little remaining credibility she had. And we frankly can’t see how she can continue to serve as state attorney general.

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