Does sound like the judge and Prosecutors have something to hide. refusing to let the emails be discussed beyond what they wanted to discuss and directly warning her against doing anything retaliatory. They are afraid of something.
Having said that, she is guilty and justice needs to be served.
Based on the conviction, Kane violated a major element of the grand jury process, and deserves what she gets. PA has a major problem with corruption and criminal activity among its elected officials. Let's hope this pursuit of violators continues against members of both major parties.