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Mitch McConnell seeks FBI investigation
Politico ^ | Updated: 4/9/13 2:08 PM EDT | LOIS ROMANO and KEVIN ROBILLARD

Posted on 04/09/2013 11:37:44 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign asked the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office on Tuesday to investigate how Mother Jones magazine obtained a recording of a February strategy session.

“Senator McConnell’s campaign is working with the FBI and has notified the local U.S. Attorney in Louisville, per FBI request, about these recordings,” McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton said in a statement. “Obviously a recording device of some kind was placed in Senator McConnell’s campaign office without consent. By whom and how that was accomplished presumably will be the subject of a criminal investigation.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; braking; bugged; fbi; mcconnell; mcconnellcampaign; office; oldnews
Secret recordings.

Nixon did that, but it sounds like some Dem dirty tricks.

Bring on the investigation.

1 posted on 04/09/2013 11:37:45 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

You’d think the Republicans would have figured out long ago that they ‘Rats are spying on them,and using sophisticated equipment to do so.

Remember the cell phone conversations which were intercepted?


2 posted on 04/09/2013 11:40:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Texas Fossil
Rots of Ruck getting ANY cooperation from FBI under the Obama Administration!

Is McConnell nuts or what?

3 posted on 04/09/2013 11:41:25 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: moondoggie

Special prosecuter needs to be appointed.


4 posted on 04/09/2013 11:46:25 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: BenLurkin

And Romney’s ‘47%’ comment at a private fundraiser.. Dems are morally bankrupt and cannot be trusted anytime, anywhere. One can only imagine how much of our classified information is being leaked to hostile foreign governments. Do we trust this new regime protecting our most sensitive information? Hell no.


5 posted on 04/09/2013 11:47:53 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Texas Fossil

Nixon did it by his own choice. A democrat has committed a criminal act here by bugging McConnell office.

I suspect it might have been someone connected with the Obama Administration attempting to blackmail McConnell.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 11:48:11 AM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Monorprise

I would agree.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 11:50:08 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Maybe its a double agent democrat who is pretending to be a Republican, sort of like a RINO. Is Mitch McConnell is bugging himself?


8 posted on 04/09/2013 11:54:26 AM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
In Romney's case, it was pretty clear from the images in the video that the camera was perched on the bartender's station, highly implicating the bartender (who was probably an SEIU union worker).

In McConnell's situation, he should be screaming bloody murder from the steps of the Capitol, not meekly asking the FBI to investigate. He should be showing firery outrage and demanding answers at the top of his lungs. He should call on Harry Reid as Majority Leader to stand with him to denounce the bugging of any Senator's office, and demand that Reid join him in calling for an investigation.

-PJ

9 posted on 04/09/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: BenLurkin
Remember the cell phone conversations which were intercepted?

I do remember that.

Boehner chased McDermott through the courts for years and finally won $1 million.

BOEHNER WINS COURT CASE

10 posted on 04/09/2013 11:57:14 AM PDT by what's up
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To: moondoggie
Is McConnell nuts or what?

Don't think McConnell's to blame for this one.

And, yes, there are still many Bush holdovers in the FBI who can investigate.

11 posted on 04/09/2013 11:58:53 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Texas Fossil

weird how the media, are not thinking this is big news, oh wait we have no media today, we only have a few moderate networks and mostly far left Dem talking point groups


12 posted on 04/09/2013 12:01:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Texas Fossil

I hope my congressman, John Yarmuth, is up to his eyeballs with in this thing.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 12:04:30 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Texas Fossil

I hope and pray the dirty democrat bastards are caught.


14 posted on 04/09/2013 12:06:29 PM PDT by onyx
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To: what's up

And, yes, there are still many Bush holdovers in the FBI who can investigate.


It doesn’t work that way.

If they are ordered not to investigate, there is little they can do about it.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 12:21:11 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata
If evidence is overwhelming, they will be pressured to investigate.

McConnell's got pull. The Senate minority leader does have influence despite rhetoric to the contrary.

16 posted on 04/09/2013 12:27:02 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Good points.

I guess I’m too cynical and no longer have much faith in many things, and in this case, the integrity of our Justice Dept.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 12:32:02 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: manc

Wilding at the zoo - not news
Knock out game - not news
Rutgers coach - news
Benghazi - not news
Obama’s spending - not news
Moochelle’s bangs - news
Gun grabbing in CT - news
Guns in Chicago - not news
Immigration - news
Cost of immigration - not news
Spying on McConnell - not news
Fast & Furious - not news
Death threats to Palin - not news
Global cooling - not news
Imagined global warming - news

There is no mainstream media news, it’s all Left Wing rhetoric.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 12:36:14 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Texas Fossil

We have the single most corrupt government on the planet.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 12:38:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (A nation's electoral process is as free and fair as its press.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Secret recordings.

Nixon did that, but it sounds like some Dem dirty tricks.

Bring on the investigation.


NOTHING will come of this. A GOP President is involved he is drummed out of office under threat of of Impeachment. A RAT President does commits a crime, and TMZ says what a great guy he is and the nasty old Republicans are the bad guys because they are such racists.

When someone in the Obozo Admin goes to prison for Fast and Furious and for Benghazi then and only then will I believe in justice, our voting system, and our media.
20 posted on 04/09/2013 12:42:47 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks for this thread on the impact by the Commie Obama Regime.

__________
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Documentation File on the harmful impact of the Counterculture of Communist Obamanation on Freedom of Choice in America.

Portions of this File are also useful for the Impeachment of the legal citizen of Indonesia Barry Soetoro, also known as B. Hussein Obama, a confirmed Communist.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 1:19:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Dems are morally bankrupt and cannot be trusted anytime, anywhere.

All leftist are thieves. Every single one of them. Their entire philosophy is built around theft.

22 posted on 04/09/2013 1:22:09 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Texas Fossil

FBI? Ya’ mean ‘Forgeta Bout It’...that’s the holder/ obama FBI.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 1:31:55 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: RetSignman

Agreed.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Graewoulf

“McConnell, Mother Jones dispute origin of strategy session tape”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-mother-jones-dispute-origin-of-strategy-session-tape/2013/04/09/41f9e070-a148-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_story.html

“Greg Sargent notes that it is not clear whether the FBI is taking seriously the campaign’s assertion the recording is the result of a bugging and not a leak:”

“Even if the tape was the result of a covert bug, Erik Wemple notes that as long as Mother Jones wasn’t directly involved, the magazine is legally protected:”


25 posted on 04/09/2013 2:04:17 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: manc

yep, crickets is all.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 2:05:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: NoLibZone
Yes, Bad.

But probably not the worst on the planet. Norks, Iran. Egypt. Saudi Arabia. Zimbawi. etc

27 posted on 04/09/2013 2:11:37 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Cheerio

I know


28 posted on 04/09/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
 photo gty_mitch_mcconnell_02_jef_130328_wmain_zpsa62f27ca.jpg
29 posted on 04/09/2013 3:11:24 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: RetSignman

I know, but there are times when old dogs can still hurt you. He has been around long enough to have some chits that are still not called in.


30 posted on 04/09/2013 5:22:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Is this “Mother Jonesgate?”


31 posted on 04/09/2013 7:31:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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