HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was thrown into the middle of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal on Thursday, testifying in a closed-door hearing on her knowledge of potential grand jury leaks.
Kane, who appeared without counsel for the 45-minute hearing, did not offer any revelations or bombshells in her testimony, according to Sandusky's attorney Al Lindsay.
"I don't think there's going to be much impact with this session," he said. "If you're asking if this is a make-or-break session? Is this going to have a big impact on where we go with this? I don't think so."
Lindsay said he will look over the transcript of the hearing "with a fine-toothed comb" to determine if the embattled attorney general, who recently had her law license stripped after she was charged with perjury, said anything of use for Sandusky's team of lawyers.
Kane was called into the Pennsylvania Judicial Center on Thursday by Judge John Cleland to answer questions, under oath, from both he and Lindsay, on any knowledge she has on potential leaks in Sandusky's grand jury in 2011.
Last Wednesday, Kane alleged in a press release that Judge Barry Feudale, who oversaw the grand jury, may have leaked information from the investigation. Kane initially responded to Judge Cleland's request Wednesday in a document under seal, but the judge determined her response that she had "no knowledge at this time of any email that proves such leak(s)" was insufficient.
"She thought she had supplied all the information requested of her to begin with so she was surprised (Wednesday) when she learned she'd have to come down here today," said Kane's spokesman Chuck Ardo
Kane did not make any comments to the dozens of reporters waiting for her before or after her testimony. She arrived through the judicial center's underground parking garage, entered through a side door which was off-limits to media, and left the same way she came in.
"She was glad to have the opportunity to make her point," Ardo said.