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Kane deputy says she lacked authority to order email probe

A top state prosecutor is raising questions about Attorney General Kathleen Kane's hiring of outside lawyers to investigate a government email scandal and said a judge is looking into whether secrecy laws were broken when Kane's office gave hundreds of thousands of emails to the lawyers.

The revelations came in a letter released Thursday by a state senator and were promptly disputed by Kane allies. However, the letter appears to reveal a growing rift between Kane and top lawyers in her office as she fights criminal charges, the suspension of her law license and her potential removal from office by the state Senate.

In the letter to Republican state Sen. Lisa Baker, First...

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