Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane seems to exist solely to remind everyone that the Democratic Party is an organized crime ring that has its own prosecutors.
Kane first made headlines for selectively deciding which laws she will and won’t defend. Now she’s moved on to deciding that prosecuting Democratic Party politicians caught accepting bribes is racist.
Before Kane ended the investigation, sources familiar with the inquiry said, prosecutors amassed 400 hours of audio and videotape that documented at least four city Democrats taking payments in cash or money orders, and in one case a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet.
Typically, the payments made at any one time were relatively modest – ranging from $500 to $2,000 – but most of those involved accepted multiple payments, people familiar with the investigation said. In some cases, the payments were offered in exchange for votes or contracts, they said.
“Sources with knowledge of the sting said the investigation made financial pitches to both Republicans and Democrats, but only Democrats accepted the payments,” said the Inquirer.
People with knowledge of the investigation said those caught on tape included former Traffic Court Judge Thomasine Tynes, who acknowledged that Ali gave her the bracelet.
Four state lawmakers took money, the sources said. State Rep. Ronald G. Waters accepted multiple payments totaling $7,650; State Rep. Vanessa Brown took $4,000; State Rep. Michelle Brownlee received $3,500; and State Rep. Louise Bishop took $1,500, said people with knowledge of the investigation.
In the statement, Kane provided only one quote, dismissing those who questioned her decisions as “nothing more than the Good Ol’ Boys club playing political games to discredit me in order to fulfill their own selfish and improper agenda.”
Kane is a clown, trying to talk about the “Good Ol’ Boys club” persecuting her even as she caters to her own Good Ol’ Boys club.
State prosecutors went to the U.S. Attorney’s Office because they believed Kane had a conflict and should not be making decisions on the case. Kane said Friday she had no such conflict.
The prosecutors believed that Kane had a conflict because Ali, before he began cooperating, had lined up illegal “straw” donations in 2009 that went to the campaign of Daniel D. McCaffery, then seeking to become Philadelphia district attorney. They pointed out that McCaffery was a supporter of Kane’s, and had served as the master of ceremonies at her inauguration last year.
Party of Criminals.