Consultant: I conspired with attorney general to frame aide

August 11th, 2016 1:47 pm

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A political consultant says he "conspired" with Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to pin a grand jury leak on her chief deputy.

Consultant Josh Morrow is testifying Thursday under a grant of immunity at Kane's perjury and corruption trial.

He says that he and Kane concocted a story in August 2014 that Adrian King had leaked the secret files to a newspaper. Morrow acknowledges telling the story to a grand jury.

Morrow says Kane was becoming "unhinged" over her feud with a rival prosecutor and leaked the material to embarrass him.

King admits he passed the packet from Kane to Morrow but says he didn't know what was inside. But Morrow says he told King it contained secret files on a civil rights leader.

Morrow's testimony continues Thursday afternoon.