Pennsylvania

Kane suspects prosecutors leaked FBI recordings to newspaper

  • FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by criminal perjury charges and the suspension of her law license, during a press conference at her regional office in Scranton, Pa. Kane wants a judge to explore whether prosecutors leaked FBI recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper. Kane is due in court Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Montgomery County for a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case.  (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP, File)  WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by criminal perjury charges and the suspension of her law license, during a press conference at her regional office in Scranton, Pa. Kane wants a judge to explore whether prosecutors leaked FBI recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper. Kane is due in court Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Montgomery County for a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP, File) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, center, departs after a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, center, departs after a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane wants a judge to explore whether prosecutors leaked FBI recordings in her criminal case to a newspaper.

Kane is due in court Wednesday in Montgomery County for a pretrial hearing in her grand jury leak case.

Her lawyers say that only three parties had the FBI phone recordings of her political consultant: federal prosecutors, state prosecutors and Kane's legal team.

Her court filings identify Montgomery County prosecutors as the likely culprit of last month's leak to the Morning Call of Allentown.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele calls the claim "meritless" but does not object to a hearing.

Kane is accused of leaking grand jury material to a Philadelphia newspaper to embarrass rivals.

She also will ask the judge Wednesday if she can file a prosecutorial misconduct motion under seal.