NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane appeared in a Montgomery County courtroom on Wednesday for a pretrial hearing.
Kane was expected to ask a judge to look into claims that prosecutors leaked FBI phone recordings in her criminal case, but her defense team dropped the motion.
“I dropped the motion because this was going to be an investigation with a hearing without any hope of finding the real culprit,” Kane defense attorney Gerald Shargel said. “I didn’t want to be spinning our wheels.”
Shargel also dropped a motion to file a prosecutorial misconduct motion under seal. That motion will now be filed publicly.
He also told the judge he plans to appeal her decisions thus far to the state Superior Court. Some question whether the appeal is a stall tactic to delay Kane’s trial.
“The strategy is not to delay the case,” Shargel said. “We are preparing for trial. I don’t have time for distraction and I don’t have to go on a wild goose chase.”
The judge questioned Kane under oath, very briefly, asking her if she is satisfied with her lawyer’s strategy. Kane replied, “yes, of course.”