Why have Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department been dragging their feet in prosecuting Curtis Morrison, the Democrat activist who publicly admitted in a piece at Salon on May 31 that he secretly recorded Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at his campaign headquarters?
Morrison stated in his article that a grand jury had been empanelled in the case: “Here’s the latest: An assistant U.S. attorney, Bryan Calhoun, telephoned my attorney yesterday, asking to meet with him next Friday as charges against me are being presented to a grand jury.”
But eight days later, on June 7, Morrison wrote on his blog, “My attorney supposed to be meeting with Asst. District Attorney Bryan Calhoun today, but I haven’t heard from him yet on how that went.” Later that day, he tweeted, “Update: US Attorney cancelled today’s mtg w/my attorney & we don’t why. Supposed to find out nxt week.”
On Wednesday, the political director of ABC News, Rick Klein, was publicizing a story ABC released about the case and offended Morrison by tweeting this:
Morrison responded in a piece titled “ABC Political Director so far up Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s ass, needs flashlight”:
When the political director of ABC, Rick Klein, promotes the story on Twitter he still doesn’t think the headline is biased enough to the right, so he creates an all-new one implying I confessed (so I must have done something wrong) and that I was a “bugger,” implying either that I installed equipment in advance or that I am a sodomite? Klein probably has McConnell’s cellphone number programmed in his phone, but what he does not have, is a dictionary.
Then Morrison quoted Merriam-Webster:
1. a person who plants electronic bugs
Morrison concluded: “(Disclosure: I am gay, but I don’t typically self-identify as a sodomite.)”
The ABC story notes, “…federal authorities have yet to say whether he is being prosecuted… The Department of Justice has not responded to a request for comment on where the Morrison investigation stands.”