Pennsylvania

Ex-flame accuses Pennsylvania attorney general of setup

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016 to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016 to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016 to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016 to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Adrian King, the former chief deputy to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, returns to the stand to testify at her trial on Thursday, August 11, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)

    Adrian King, the former chief deputy to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, returns to the stand to testify at her trial on Thursday, August 11, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A former boyfriend who later became a top aide to Pennsylvania's attorney general has told jurors she was trying to "set me up" for leaking grand jury material to the press.

First-term Democrat Kathleen Kane is on trial on charges of perjury and obstruction.

Authorities say she tarnished the image of an NAACP official who was investigated but never charged, all to embarrass a rival prosecutor.

The defense says the material wasn't confidential.

Kane's former law school boyfriend, Adrian King, served as her top deputy but on Thursday endured hostile questioning from her lawyers.

He admits he passed an envelope from her to a campaign consultant that eventually reached a newspaper. But King says he didn't know it contained secret criminal files.

King says Kane is trying to frame him.