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PA House considers possible impeachment process against AG Kane

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 26, 2016 12:48 PM
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State Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs the Montgomery County courthouse Monday in Norristown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Harrisburg) -- State lawmakers are starting a second process to consider the possible removal of embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane. 

The House Judiciary Committee planned to consider a resolution today to authorize a group with subpoena power to make recommendations about her removal for "misbehavior in office.'' 

Kane, a Democrat, is battling criminal allegations she leaked secret grand jury material and lied about it under oath.

She's asked the state Supreme Court to reinstate her law license. 

A state Senate committee is scheduled to issue its own report Wednesday about whether Kane's lack of a valid law license has made it impossible for her to do the job. 

The Senate could invoke an obscure constitutional provision for the chamber to remove her.  

A Kane spokesman didn't return messages seeking comment.

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