“Bizarre” behavior indicates collusion between, judge, special prosecutors, and PP
Olathe, KS – District Attorney Phill Kline filed a motion late yesterday asking for Judge Kevin Moriarty to enforce the sole subpoena issued by a citizen-called grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood, and raised allegations that the grand jury has been so corrupted by irregular and often “bizarre” behavior by Special Prosecutors Larry McLain and Rick Merker, that it is not now possible for the grand jury to rule one way or the other.
Last week, Planned Parenthood struck a deal in a meeting between McLain, Merker, a member of the grand jury to hand over certain documents in lieu of complying with the subpoena for 16 abortion records in which all patient-identifying information had been removed. However that deal was voided by Judge Moriarty last week after it was rejected by the grand jury as a whole as being inadequate. Judge Moriarty has yet to order the original subpoena be enforced 50 days after it was issued.
“Since when does the accused get to run their own investigation? Judge Moriarty must have a noodle for a backbone to allow this investigation to spin so out of control. He has allowed special prosecutors to compromise the secrecy and the integrity of the grand jury and allowed Planned Parenthood to set the parameters of evidence that they will provide. It is outrageous,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who was a member of the coalition of groups that led the petition drive to convene the grand jury.
The grand jury has met only a total of 11 days and is scheduled for dismissal in early March. It has issued only one subpoena.
“The will of the people who signed the petition calling for this investigation is being thwarted. To date, the grand jury has not considered all of the seven allegations that it was asked to review in the petition. There is no way this grand jury has done its job in only eleven days. It was convened to investigate Planned Parenthood, not to cover-up for them. This investigation has become a sham,” said Newman. “It’s time for the public to speak out!”
Concerned citizens may contact:
Judge Patrick Moriarty