We are still waiting for Sen. Mitch McConnell to comment on the substance of the story. Before posting this article, we contacted his Senate office and his campaign office—in particular, his campaign manager, Jesse Benton—and no one responded. As the story makes clear, we were recently provided the tape by a source who wished to remain anonymous. We were not involved in the making of the tape, but we published a story on the tape due to its obvious newsworthiness. It is our understanding that the tape was not the product of a Watergate-style bugging operation. We cannot comment beyond that.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Mitch McConnell vs. "The New Nixon"
Does he mean David Corn? My old colleague has done it again, as you may have heard, with a tape leaked to him at Mother Jones of Sen. Mitch McConnell and staff mocking Ashley Judd and making plans to go after he on mental health and other touchy issues. McConnell calls this "Nixonian" and has asked the FBI to probe the leak. MoJo now with statement:
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