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AG Kathleen Kane vows to continue email probe

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 11, 2016 1:59 AM
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Pennsylvania state Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill, reads through a resolution to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office as the chamber's members prepare to debate and vote on it, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa. Some senators had challenged Kane's ability to do her job after the state Supreme Court suspended her law license while she fights criminal charges. Kane had said the Senate's removal process is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

(Harrisburg) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is vowing to press on with an investigation into the exchange of lewd and objectionable emails on state computers after the defeat of a state Senate resolution to remove her. 

Kane issued a statement, shortly after the Senate failed to reach the supermajority required to kick her out of office as she fights criminal charges with a suspended law license. 

She says the Senate vote will enable her to continue her investigation and help restore confidence in the state's judges and prosecutors. 

Kane also says the House is acting too hastily in giving a committee power to begin a process that could result in her impeachment. 

She says the chamber should wait to take up impeachment until the criminal case against her is over. 

Kane is awaiting trial on charges she illegally leaked grand jury material and lied about it. 

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