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Operative in Secret McConnell Recording Publicly Confesses, Compounds His Problems

Operative in Secret McConnell Recording Publicly Confesses, Compounds His Problems

A Progress Kentucky volunteer who was at the center of a story involving the secret recording of Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign meeting earlier this year has publicly admitted to making the recording, and he says that his attorney has been contacted by an assistant US Attorney about the matter.

Curtis Morrison, a founder and volunteer for Progress Kentucky, admitted to making the recording in a self-confession of sorts today at

From ABC News (via AP):

A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.

Curtis Morrison of Louisville made the admission Friday in a first-person account posted on, where he also said an assistant U.S. attorney has notified his attorney that a grand jury will consider bringing charges next Friday.

A spokeswoman said the U.S. attorney’s office in Louisville would not comment. It was unclear who was representing Morrison. Morrison declined to comment via email Friday.

In his Salon post, Morrison bemoans the betrayal from “his own side,” seemingly shocked that his antics hadn’t exalted him to hero status.  He then goes on to explain how the consequences of his deeds ruined his relationship with cohort Shawn Reilly – whom he says was against publication of the recording – and he details how the ordeal has negatively impacted his life.

In the days that following the audio leak, I lost my friendship with Shawn. I lost my apartment. I lost my job and my career path.

Unlike Mitch McConnell, I will not paint myself as a victim. I’ve learned a lot in these weeks. But nothing stung like hearing Yarmuth brush me aside like that. I was so upset that all I could do is go for a long run. Frankly, I had a good cry. And as I pounded away the stress and frustration of that moment, I had to wonder: Did I make a mistake?

Morrison’s first mistake was in not recognizing in advance that releasing such a recording would potentially backfire on him, as it did.  The entire ordeal ended up turning McConnell, his intended target of ire, into the victim.

Secondly, he seems to have overestimated the support he thought he’d receive by releasing the tape.  Judging from the reactions and portrayals of him and Progress Kentucky from some of those on “his own side” in the aftermath, I’d venture to guess that Morrison’s perception of himself was also sorely overestimated.

Lastly, upon hearing that an assistant US Attorney has contacted his attorney “asking to meet with him next Friday as charges against [him] are being presented to a grand jury,” Morrison takes to a liberal blog to publish a self-confession to the world, while simultaneously cutting down those he perceives as having abandoned him.

But “I will not paint myself as a victim,” says Morrison.

The man just keeps on compounding his mistakes.  Perhaps it’s time for some soul searching on his part.



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L.N. Smithee | May 31, 2013 at 5:36 pm

…B-B-But I thought there was honor among thieves! I thought there was nothing worse than a rat! Waaaaaaaah!

What are the odds he didn’t tell his atty about the Salon posting? hehe. Enjoy your time in Federal A**-pounding prison Morrison. You’ll be given an opportunity to reflect on your life and your choices. Good luck.

Frank Scarn | May 31, 2013 at 5:47 pm

“I was so upset that all I could do is go for a long run. Frankly, I had a good cry.”

Said the girly man.

But “I will not paint myself as a victim,” says Morrison.

He thought he’d get the royal treatment the left reserves for the likes of Jimmy Carter’s grandson. Let’s not kid ourselves here, had he successfully pulled off a 47% video, he’d have found himself with a promotion. The IRS has lots of jobs available.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 31, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Stories like Morrison’s are inspiring for a couple of reasons. First, it illustrates the unimpressive caliber of the opposition. Second, his existence is pretty strong evidence that God really does exist. Because if “natural selection” or “survival of the fittest” is the order of the universe, Morrison is so stupid that his genes would have been eliminated from the gene pool many, many generations ago. Therefore, God exists. Only God knows why He put him here.

I’ll give him a modicum of credit for not painting himself as a victim, but he sure as heck needs to learn a few things about privacy matters.

    scooby509 in reply to Paul. | June 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I don’t.

    He clearly wronged McConnel and can’t admit it without claiming that McConnel’s “painting himself as a victim.” When a liberal nutjob records your conversations, you are a victim, there’s no “painting” involved.

    Morrison has admitted to the facts of the case without really acknowledging that what he did was wrong.

Henry Hawkins | May 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

The mistake wasn’t in releasing the recording. The mistake was in releasing a recording with nothing damning on it. Sort of a critical ingredient for a political ‘gotcha’ tape, isn’t it?


“…Morrison bemoans the betrayal from “his own side,” seemingly shocked that his antics hadn’t exalted him to hero status.”

Yep, I too am shocked. Generally, the lunatic-left puts such criminals on a pedestal of honor. Frankly, I don’t understand why that didn’t happen this time.

Note to Morrison: next time you do something like this – simultaneously perform a gosnell-like murder of a fetus or infant, or kill a cop. Then you’ll certainly get heaps of praise from your mentally warped leftist pals.

Morrison’s first mistake was believing that Republicans are evil. His second mistake was believing that evil should be fought with evil.

Never surrender the moral high ground.

Boo freakin’ hoo, as MM might put it.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 31, 2013 at 8:28 pm

If Obama could get his Senate opponent’s divorce case opened ( from another state) then McConnell could get her psychiatric records open .

But she was already down – this recording was just a perfunctory note .

Nice to see this guy suffer though. That publicity sword cuts both ways.

I’d suggest he get counsel from somebody who’s actually on his side. He may need to pay for that.

TrooperJohnSmith | June 1, 2013 at 1:31 am

I bet this guy gets his own talk show on the Logo network.

He’s the poster boy for the modern American left: whiny, self-indulgent, self-centered, completely unconcerned with right and wrong or anyone else’s rights or privacy.

Prison is the perfect place for him. He won’t annoy nearly so many people there, they have proven behavior modification programs in place.

A general I worked for twice gave me this advice:

“Never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut!”

    byondpolitics in reply to Arch. | June 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    classic military coward. Think you’re all-that-and-a-bag-of-chips and can get away with anything. Then, avoid accountability by stonewalling with silence. Dangerous stuff.

      jdkchem in reply to byondpolitics. | June 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Obviously you’ve never had the balls to serve otherwise you would know what that statement means. Classic cowardly libturd fuck monkey.

Too Old To Work | June 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

I think he’s on the right track. He should insist on representing himself at trial. That will work out just swell for him.


Colorado Wellington | June 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm

“Perhaps it’s time for some soul searching on his part.“

If a friend or an ally had done the same thing I’d say to him it’s time for some brain searching on his part.

Mr. Morrison is neither and unlike Prof. Jacobson I am not an officer of the court. Given Mr. Morrison’s wicked methods and goals I suggest we should follow Napoleon’s advice at the Battle of Austerlitz:

“Then, gentlemen, let us wait a little; when your enemy is executing a false movement, never interrupt him. “

Stupid people do stupid shit. Progressive are more often than not, guilty of what they say conservatives do…in psychology, it’s called projection.

If he had a good cry over this, someone better make sure he’s not going to kill himself when Obama leaves office.
On second thought, maybe the world would be better off if someone made sure he had a good supply of sleeping pills on Jan 20th, 2016.

The puff piece in the Luouisville paper also has him quoted as say, “If given another chance to record(McConnel), I’d do it again.”

“Perhaps it’s time for some soul searching on his part.”

You’re presuming he has a soul to search. BIG presumption.