AG Kane, in reversal, responds to Senate subpoena

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) – Hours after her spokesman said Pennsylvania’s attorney general would ignore a subpoena from a state Senate committee investigating her, she’s responded with a letter and attachments.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Friday told the panel, which could recommend that the Legislature try to remove her from office, that she still doesn’t think it has authority.

But she says she decided to respond anyway “to maintain the respect and decorum of our government.”

The state Supreme Court put Kane under temporary, indefinite suspension as a lawyer as she fights criminal charges for allegedly leaking secret grand jury material to a reporter and lying about it.

Kane says there’s nothing in state law to prevent her from delegating duties that she can’t perform to fully licensed lawyers in her agency.

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