NEWSLANC EDITOR: Our contention all along was that Kathleen Kane was pilloried by partisan forces for the type of minor offense that usually goes unnoticed and is almost never prosecuted. Readers may recall, as mentioned below, as Attorney Geral she declined to prosecute because she felt that the investigations were partisan.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: City prosecutors Tuesday rebutted an allegation that the “sting” corruption investigation had unfairly targeted only Democrats, accusing defense lawyers of twisting tactical decisions made during a complex undercover probe to falsely smear it as partisan witch-hunt…
In a dramatic move last month, defense lawyers with the Scranton firm of Myers, Brier & Kelly unveiled a sworn statement from a Philadelphia FBI agent in which the agent said that Ali had complained to him that the sting’s commanders were “more interested in targeting Democrats than Republicans.”
The agent, Richard J. Haag, also said Ali told him he was reprimanded for contacting Republicans during the probe and instructed “not to take any initiative in contacting Republicans in the future.”… (more)