Senate panel to examine possible removal of AG Kane to meet

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 Pennsylvania Senate committee set up to consider whether to take action against Attorney General Kathleen Kane is preparing to hold its first meeting, but she won’t be there.

The Special Committee on Senate Address will meet Monday afternoon in the Capitol to hear from county prosecutors about issues that involve referrals to Kane’s office and other matters.

The Senate unanimously established the panel late last month, giving it a month to produce a report.

It’s charged with considering whether to recommend Kane’s removal under the state constitution.

Kane’s law license is under temporary, indefinite suspension as she fights perjury and other charges for allegedly leaking secret grand jury material.

She argues she can only be removed through an impeachment process that would have to start in the House.

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