Thursday, December 13, 2007

Breaking: Phill Kline to hire special prosecutor to investigate Paul Morrison

[updated 3:34 p.m.]

By Diane Silver

AP has confirmed that the target is the state's current Attorney General Paul Morrison.

For the two of you out there who don't know...

Morrison and Kline are bitter political enemies. Morrison whomped Kline to win the AG's office in November 2006. Conservative precinct chairs in Johnson County then ignored voters and put Kline in as county district attorney to fill out Morrison's unfilled term as DA. The woman Morrison has admitted having an affair with is a former staffer in the DA's office who worked for both Morrison and Kline.

The Kansas City Star broke the story earlier.

Here's why this all matters.

PHOTO: The Kansas City Star provides us with the first photo of Linda Carter, and yes, she's talking to Phill Kline in this shot. Click on the link to see the full image.


Here's the Topeka Capital-Journal take on the special prosecutor.

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