Any day now, you will be walking in the downtown area of your city and you will see the LLM gang. They’ll be carrying signs burning businesses and they’ll hire people to throw rocks at the police. They will demand that sentencing be reevaluated since so many of their kind will be in prison at higher rate than their percentage of the population. Liberal Lives matter will become a force to be reckoned with. Their latest member heading to the big house is Kathleen Kane, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania who was found guilty of all nine charges brought against her.
Kane leaked grand jury testimony to embarrass a rival and then lied about it. Just one year ago she was a rising star in the democratic party, but now she is just a disbarred lawyer biding her time until she gets locked up for her crimes. Her lawyers were so perplexed about how to defend her that their entire case was the opening statement and their closing statement.
In a nearly two-hour closing statement, wrought with text messages, newspaper front pages and grand jury testimony, Mr. Steele painted a picture of Ms. Kane trying to “go on the offensive” after a newspaper article that criticized her for shutting down an undercover investigation into possible corruption by Democratic state representatives. Prosecutors say she believed Mr. Fina was behind the story.
Ms. Kane, he said, sought to leak details from a 2009 grand jury investigation into the financial affairs of J. Whyatt Mondesire, a former leader of the N.A.A.C.P., because she wanted residents to know that Mr. Fina had chosen not to prosecute. She then lied about it when a grand jury investigated, Mr. Steele said.A defense lawyer, Seth Farber, said the state had not proved its case, urging the jurors not to take Ms. Kane’s words out of context.“Things that the commonwealth says do not hold up to scrutiny when you look at the actual evidence,” Mr. Farber said, and cast blame instead on two prosecution witnesses: Adrian King, a former deputy to Ms. Kane, and Josh Morrow, a political strategist who was given immunity to testify.
“Those are two witnesses who will say whatever they need to in order to protect themselves,” Mr. Farber said, adding, “You would not even buy a used car from one of them.”