Special Senate panel plans to issue subpoena to Kane

Kathleen Kane
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives to be arraigned on charges she leaked secret grand jury material and then lied about it under oath at the Montgomery County detective bureau in Norristown, Pa. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's temporary suspension of Kane's law license began Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, and a day later, state senators outlined plans for a bipartisan committee to determine whether Kane should be removed from office. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bipartisan committee looking into the possible removal of embattled Democratic state Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to issue a subpoena in an effort to force her to turn over information that the panel previously asked for in a letter.

Senate Republican spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher said Friday that the committee asked Kane for specific documents by Thursday, but has received no response.

Kane faces two felony counts of perjury and other crimes, accusing her of leaking secret investigative information to a newspaper and lying about it. Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court voted unanimously to suspend Kane’s law license effective Oct. 22.

The six-senator committee is operating under an obscure provision of the state constitution. It is focusing on Kane’s ability to function as attorney general without a law license.

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