Kane will not resign if Montco DA charges her in grand jury leak

     Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she will not resign if charged with violating grand jury secrecy rules. (AP file photo)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she will not resign if charged with violating grand jury secrecy rules. (AP file photo)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has worked under the threat of indictment for months, said Tuesday she will not resign if charged with violating grand jury secrecy rules.

    “I’ll tell you what I will do,” said Kane. “For the past 13 months, I have been carrying on. I will handle it, and I will continue to do my job.”

    Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman must decide whether to bring charges against Kane as a grand jury has recommended. The panel concluded that Kane had leaked secret information to a newspaper in order to embarrass a former state prosecutor and political rival.

    Kane has said she did nothing illegal.

    “It is in her hands,” Kane said of Ferman. “We are cooperating with her office. The timetable is up to her, so I can’t speak on her behalf or on the behalf of the Montgomery County district attorney’s office.”

    Kane compared the rumor mill in Harrisburg with that of a middle school.

    Ferman’s agents have served searched warrants at least twice at the attorney general’s Harrisburg office since April.

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