Alleged McConnell Bugger Starts Legal Defense Fund
Curtis Morrison, alleged bugger of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office and Progress Kentucky volunteer, has apparently started a legal defense fund. His goal is to raise $10,000 – not only for legal defense, but for food, housing, and other expenses. Thus far, Morrison has raised $185.00. Morrison’s fund carries a message from the man himself:
My name is Curtis Morrison. Recently there was release of a recording illustrating Sen. Mitch McConnell's 'Whack-A-Mole'-style approach to politics that illustrates McConnell's insensitivity to those of us who speak freely about our religious beliefs and/or who suffer from depression or mental illness.
The recordings also contain evidence suggesting that McConnell used federal employees and a mysterious third party to gather his Whack-A-Mole research. CREW has asked both Senate Ethics and the FBI to investigate those issues. If/when any investigations are started regarding those abuses of power, I will cooperate fully in them.
Meanwhile, I have been cooperating with the ongoing FBI investigation into how the recording was made. While my lawyer is charging a reasonable rate, I could use some help, and would be grateful for whatever you can pitch in.
If there's any funds leftover, I humbly would like to use them for living expenses, food, finding a new apartment, etc.- until I can procure new employment, hopefully writing.
Thank you for your consideration.
One more thing, if you suffer from depression or mental illness, you are not alone, and you, we, do not deserve to be marginalized or held back for generational diseases.
Morrison was outed last week by Kentucky Democrat operative Jacob Conway, along with Progress Kentucky founder Shawn Reilly, as the recorder of conversations between McConnell and campaign staff regarding potential Senate opponents to McConnell. The recording was made public by Mother Jones. Conway reported that the tapes were made by standing in the hallway outside McConnell's office. McConnell's office initiated an FBI investigation into how the recordings were made and obtained.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).