The Capitol-Journal published a very important article last night that begins to open wide the corrupt can of political worms pushing the abortion industry’s attempt to destroy Phill Kline. Please distribute this article far and wide to your lists. Some key excerpts:
The state’s disciplinary board for lawyers concealed for 20 months an internal investigative report concluding no probable cause existed to justify ethics complaints against former Attorney General Phill Kline tied to his criminal inquiries into abortion clinics….
It should be featured prominently in the current state ethics panel’s assessment of misconduct allegations, Kline said. The former attorney general questions why disciplinary administrator Stanton Hazlett is pressing ahead with an ethics case when the investigative report found there was no probable cause to do so.
Existence of the confidential report wasn’t known by Kline until January 2010 when attorneys working on a related disciplinary case unearthed the 21-page analysis submitted to the state by two Topeka investigators in May 2008.
Hazlett proceeded with the ethics case against Kline, choosing to disregard the assessment by Topeka lawyer Lucky DeFries, chairman of the Topeka Bar Association’s ethics and grievance committee, and Mary Beth Mudrick, who worked in the Topeka city attorney’s office….
In a copy of the DeFries-Mudrick report obtained by The Capital-Journal, they concluded, “After reviewing the substantial documentation in this case, it is the opinion of these investigators that there is not probable cause to prove that Phill Kline violated any of the rules of ethics.”
The 2006 and 2007 ethics complaints against Kline filed by attorneys representing Planned Parenthood in Johnson County and the George Tiller clinic in Wichita “arises from strenuous legal battles between opposing counsel and was complicated by a very hotly contested political race,” DeFries and Mudrick said in the report….
He remains convinced PP committed felonies to cover up misdemeanor record-keeping shortcomings and believes Tiller authorized illegal late-term abortions and inadequately reported medical justification for the procedure.
In addition, Kline insists a campaign to track down perpetrators of child sex offenders, based on records of about 600 abortions performed on 14- or 15-year-old girls, was undermined by political maneuvering of Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Democratic Attorney General Paul Morrison….
Kline points to the DeFries-Mudrick report as evidence the state misconduct proceeding should never have been initiated, but he also says passages from rulings and reports from three Kansas district court judges contradict assertions leveled by his detractors.