Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is seeking a full-bench recusal in her criminal trial, as well as the quashing of all charges, alleging she is the victim of a “selective and vindictive prosecution.”

In an omnibus pretrial motion filed March 4, ahead of her Aug. 8 trial date, Kane said the entire Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas bench should be recused from hearing her case on perjury and obstruction charges because three of the judges have a “close connection” to her investigation and prosecution. She also said the evidence and testimony gathered by the investigating grand jury that recommended she be charged should be suppressed because the proceedings were unlawful and unconstitutional. Doing so would support all charges against her being tossed, she said in the motion.

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