Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane speaks about sister's emails

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she's not punishing her sister for exchanging inappropriate emails because of ethical issues.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she's not punishing her sister for exchanging inappropriate emails because of ethical issues.

Kane's twin sister, state prosecutor Ellen Granahan, is accused of sending emails that have been characterized as degrading and hateful.

Earlier this month, Kane appointed a special prosecutor to investigate "Porngate," or a series of offensive emails sent by top public officials.

Yesterday, a Kane spokesperson called Granahan's emails questionable, but said she sent too few to warrant punishment.

On Friday, the Democrat issued a statement saying her involvement in any disciplinary action is prohibited by state ethics laws.

It reads in part: "I have never characterized or judged the content of my sister's emails. ... These emails, along with all of the others, will now be judged by the independent prosecutor."

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