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.
Columnist-The Guardian Express