OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ Former Attorney General Paul Morrison says he's anxious to have a chance to defend himself against allegations of criminal misconduct.
In a brief news conference, Morrison accused Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline of conducting a personal vendetta against him.
Morrison and his attorney, Trey Pettleton, also criticized Kline for appointing a special prosecutor, who left Kline's office only four weeks ago, to investigate the allegations.
Morrison resigned in January amid a sex scandal.
Kline has accused him of witness tampering, obstructing an investigation and blackmail.
Pettleton says those allegations are completely untrue and Kline has no evidence to support them.
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