Mitch McConnell investigated by FBI

Mitch McConnell investigated by FBI

Now the FBI is Investigating McConnell

I’ve claimed for years that politicians believe their only job is to get elected and re-elected.  Of the maximum 100 days a year they “work”, they spend much of that time actually “working for re-election”.

Senate Minority Leader, and Republican Senator from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, asked the FBI to investigate how the liberal magazine Mother Jones acquired a recording of a campaign strategy session he had with his staff.  They were discussing how to “smear” Ashley Judd’s personal character and mental stability.  They believed she was planning to challenge McConnell for his seat.

My how things change.  The DC-based watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington has asked the FBI to investigate if the Senator was misusing his congressional staff.

CREW officials said the audio recording obtained by Mother Jones magazine raises questions “whether Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), violated federal law and Senate rules by misusing Senate staff or resources to conduct opposition research on potential campaign opponents.”

I said yesterday that he would have been better off ignoring the incident.  By expressing his anger he gave the world insight into his “dirty” campaign practices, and now possible illegal activities.

Congressional staffers are allowed to “donate free time” to work on campaigns, but it is illegal and unethical to perform such duties during working periods.

McConnell is claiming a liberal group from Kentucky “bugged” his offices.  Retired FBI agent Tom Fuentes, a CNN contributor, said the accusation warrants an investigation even if it sounds, as he called it, “pretty-farfetched.”

“To actually do it, most serious campaign operators understand the ramifications,” Fuentes said.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

14 Responses to "Mitch McConnell investigated by FBI"

  1. CL Campbell   April 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Enough with the koolaid! Conservatives have their own flavor of koolaid. Wake up! Enough of the MSM being defined as everyone other than right wing extremist media. It is time to stand together for the benefit of all, not the few. The corporate NWO with their divide and conquer strategy is succeeding on every level where disagreement exists. Agreed, the majority of Congressional reps care more about their re-election and pleasing their big $$ supporters than doing what is right for their country. If the voting public cared more about the mental stability of their representatives than they do about partisan rhetoric, there would be many current politicians out of a job.

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  2. Robert J. Guelda Sr.   April 13, 2013 at 3:26 am

    If the American voter cared anything about the mental stability of it’s elected representatives, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now.

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  3. evnn87   April 13, 2013 at 2:34 am

    You are a professional aren’t you. Using the old “koolaid” line and knocking the mainstream media. You certainly know which demographics you’re trying to convince.

    Too bad you misunderstand the beef said demographics have with politics. Its not that we hate Mitch personally or that we think he’s the only politician guilty of caring more about reelection. We know that 95% of them feel that way. And thats the problem.

    Maybe if we as voters and the politicians cared less about “he said, she said” misinformation, and paid more attention to what they ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH, our great country wouldn’t be the mess it is today. Who knows, maybe there would be farther reaching effects…like our children wouldn’t learn that the easiest way to get ahead is to point out the competitions fault.. as opposed to campaigning on their own strengths.

    Food for thought.(no koolaid tho)

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  4. Hannah955   April 13, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I seriously doubt that the FBI does the bidding of “private watchdog groups.”

    And as for McConnell’s staff discussing how to “smear” Ashley Judd, you have apparently drunk from the same KoolAid as many other mainstream media sources.

    McConnell met with campaign staffers to discuss opposition research on potential opponents in the 2014 Senate election. This is something EVERYONE running for office does, in the early days of a campaign. This is “kitchen sink” time – any and all facts unearthed about a potential opponent are laid out and kicked around. It is a very long way from using any of this information publicly. Most oppo research gathered in the early stages of the campaign is never used in the actual campaign.

    In fact, McConnell has never said anything disparaging in public about Ashley Judd, and the discussion that took place behind closed doors would have remained private if his conversation had not been illegally taped and leaked. Whether McConnell would ever have said anything about Ashley Judd’s mental health is something we will never know. What we DO know is that to date, he has NOT said anything negative about her.

    And finally, two points. One, most of the information discussed in that private meeting was what Ashley Judd had said herself, in her own words. Second, the voting public DOES care about the mental stability of their elected representatives, so this was a valid topic to discuss.

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