Skip to comments.McConnell manager says FBI has 'promising leads' on recording
Posted on 04/11/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
The FBI will have more details soon on the investigation into how a strategy meeting of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell campaign staff was secretly taped, according to McConnells campaign manager.
Three main theories have emerged about how that audio recording was made:
1. That the office was bugged. But McConnell Campaign Manager Jesse Benton said Tuesday in a statement to the press that the staff had not found a bug in the office.
2. That someone in the room recorded the meeting and released it. Benton told Pure Politics on Wednesday he was confident that didnt happen because the only people in that room were fewer than a dozen senior aides and consultants.
3. Or that someone entered the office suite and recorded the session from behind the closed door to the meeting room.
In an interview with Pure Politics Ryan Alessi on Wednesday, Benton said he met with FBI agents, who told him they have some leads.
For the first time I am saying publicly on your show that I was actually just a couple minutes late to this taping because the FBI was at our office for about an hour this morning, Benton said (at :10 in the interview). Theres an ongoing criminal investigation, they tell me they have some promising leads. I wish I could elaborate more but I have to refrain.
The Feb. 2 strategy session following the opening of the campaign headquarters focused on potential material to use against prospective candidates, such as Ashley Judd who ultimately decided not to run and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
While many of the potential issues of what was talked about in the meeting already have been discussed in the media, a one-minute discussion of Judds publicly acknowledged struggle with mental health issues.
Benton says that came up because the group was discussing things Judd had written and spoken about openly. And Benton believes that discussion was not out of bounds.
If you read the transcript and look at the tone yeah, I believe it was respectful and it was completely in bounds. Every campaign would discuss the public writings of anybody that was considering running against them, Benton said (at 2:50).
While he is unsure whether they would have used the information or how, Benton says the discussion of the issue is germane because of the circumstances of the office.
I would think that if we are going to consider electing somebody to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Washington and sit there in the pressure cooker situations and deal with issues on the international stage and national stage, the most pressing issues of the day North Korea saber rattling with nuclear weapons, I believe someones mental stability may very well be an issue (at 5:15).
Full article and video: http://mycn2.com/politics/mcconnell-manager-says-fbi-has-promising-leads-on-recording-answers-questions-on-discussion-of-judd-s-mental-health
I thought the culprits already ‘fessed up?
Didn’t Motherf&%#@er Jones say that this “tape” came from the same source as Romney’s “47%” tape?
The crew that in malice and premeditation burned down a church FULL of scared people will get right on this...?
OMG that is funny..!!!! >_<
It is only Watergate when the Republican do it to the Dims....
I’m sure Holder will prosecute them harshly.
What did the President know, and when did he know it?
After hearing George Snuffaluffagus tell the news story on GMA today, I believed McConnell to be the criminal.
The FBI should watch FOX NEWS for some clues.
Meghan Kelly solved the mystery and named the evil-doers on her show this afternoon.
“......The FBI was at our office for about an hour this morning, Benton said (at :10 in the interview). Theres an ongoing criminal investigation, they tell me they have some promising leads.....”
Wait until marching orders come down from on high (Eric Holder and his hatchet men & women)—this investigation will likely “stall” and no one will ever be prosecuted or held to account.
Good post. There’s not a story or personality that liberals can’t demonize. They excel at doing that.
This crime was committed in Kentucky so the Kentucky attorney general could take the case. Too bad Holder. }^(
Analysts would ascertain very quickly what device made the recording. It could also be quickly determined what distance the recording device was from the speakers. It would be immediately apparent if the recording was made through a closed door.