A spokesman for a super PAC that targeted Sen. Mitch McConnell for ouster admitted on Friday that he secretly tape-recorded a political strategy meeting between the senator and his staffers.
“Here’s the latest — an assistant U.S. attorney, Brian Calhoun, telephoned my attorney yesterday, asking to meet with him next Friday as charges against me are being presented to a grand jury,” Mr. Morrison said, in a website posting, as reported by The Courier-Journal.
The recording went public in April and Mr. McConnell subsequently requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation look into it. But Mr. Morrison has kept quiet — until now — about the tape, taken Feb. 2.
“We defer entirely to the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office in Louisville on this criminal matter,” said one office spokesman, in The Courier-Journal.
On the tape, Mr. McConnell talks about a “Whack-A-Mole” type strategy to counter political opposition.