According several reports, a grand jury investigating leaks from the state attorney general's office – you know, the one run by Attorney General Kane – has recommended that the state's top prosecutor face criminal charges for leaking protected grand jury information to harm political opponents.
Let's be perfectly clear here: Ms. Kane has not yet been charged with anything. And while we have no reason to doubt the story, which broke in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, we should point out that it likely came from ... wait for it ... a leak from the grand jury.
1) Naturally, we'd appreciate it if you started by checking out the PG's coverage. The irony of the situation – a story about grand jury leaks that likely came from a grand jury leak – wasn't lost on our Chris Potter. And our political folks have an excellent retrospective following Ms. Kane's rapid rise -- and the apparent fall -- on the state's political landscape.
2) Do take a look at the Inky's mainbar on Ms. Kane. They report that a presentment has been handed over to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, who will decide if charges – which reportedly include perjury and contempt of court – are warranted.
3) As we did, the Philadelphia Daily News wonders about the source of the leaks, quoting Ms. Kane's attorney, Lanny J. Davis, as saying the leak that prompted the Inky's story could be another violation of the state's Grand Jury Secrecy Act.
4) The Patriot-News has assembled a thorough timeline of the events surrounding the investigation.
5) State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe has made no secret of his disdain for Ms. Kane, so it's natural that he was one of two Republican lawmakers who immediately called for the resignation of Ms. Kane, a Democrat – even though she hasn't been charged.