Bombshell: Progress Kentucky super PAC behind McConnell bugging

April 11, 2013

Legal Insurrection: Wow, bombshell in McConnell bugging case.

A secret recording of a campaign strategy session between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative.

Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2.

Fox News has video posted: I got yer VLWC post right here. heh

Jacob Conway, who is on the committee of Kentucky’s Jefferson County Democratic Party, revealed to Megyn Kelly moments ago that members of the liberal activist group Progress Kentucky bragged to him that they had made a secret recordings of a meeting held by Senator Mitch McConnell (R) without his consent.

Earlier this week, tapes were released of McConnell and his aides discussing challengers in the upcoming election, particularly actress Ashley Judd. The FBI is now investigating the incident.

According to Conway, Progress Kentucky’s Sean Riley and Curtis Morrison were in the hallway of McConnell’s campaign headquarters after an event ended, when they overheard a conversation they considered offensive, and decided to record it.

Conway said that to call it a “Watergate-style bugging,” as McConnell’s office did, was “overdramatic.”

“The only reason that I came forward with what I knew was I was trying to protect the Democratic party,” Conway said.


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  1. Ragspierre says:

    “The only reason that I came forward with what I knew was I was trying to protect the Democratic party.”

    And I have NEVER worked with Mr. Progress KY (yes, there is a dirty joke in there) before on any stage…

    They are SOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo totally not connected…