Kline says deception OK in abortion investigations
9:58 PM, Feb 21, 2011
TOPEKA, Kansas - Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline says he and his
subordinates had the right to deceive other state agencies in
investigating abortion clinics.
Kline also testified Monday during an ethics hearing that he and
his staff had no duty to immediately correct flawed information
given to a trial court judge to advance an investigation into two
clinics while he was attorney general from 2003 to 2007.
Kline's testimony addressed several key allegations in a
complaint before the state Board for Discipline of Attorneys. A
three-member panel began a hearing Monday on the complaint, which
alleges Kline and his subordinates misled other state officials and
mishandled patient records.
The state's disciplinary administrator contends misleading
another state agency and failing to quickly correct flawed
information are ethics violations.