Curtis Morrison Legal Defense Fund

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Curtis Morrison  LOUISVILLE, KY

My name is Curtis Morrison. On April 9, 2013, Mother Jones published  a recording illustrating Sen. Mitch McConnell's 'Whac-A-Mole'-style approach to politics. The recording 
shows McConnell's insensitivity to those of us who speak freely about our religious beliefs and/or who suffer from depression or mental illness, as well as his willingness to do just about anything to destroy an opponent. 

 

I made that recording.

The recording also contains evidence suggesting that McConnell used federal employees and a mysterious third party to gather his Whac-A-Mole research. CREW has asked both Senate Ethics and the FBI to investigate those issues. If/when any investigations are started regarding those abuses of power, I will cooperate fully in them.

Despite the outrageous content of the recording, Mitch McConnell has tightly-guarded the identities of the people in the room who were recorded, and I believe it is fair to ask why that is? Were any of the people present with Karl Rove's superpac, American Crossroads, which released a Youtube video a few days after the meeting called "Ashley's Story"?

I have cooperated with the FBI investigation into how the recording was made, and I understand now the District Attorney is trying to get a grand jury to indict me. While my lawyer is charging a reasonable rate, I could use some help, and would be grateful for whatever you can pitch in.

Thank you for your consideration.

One more thing, if you suffer from depression or mental illness, you are not alone, and you, we, do not deserve to be marginalized or held back for generational diseases.  

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Update 4
40 months ago

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tell my story in live interviews on MSNBC and CurrentTV. In that latter interview I posed a question. "Who was in that room I recorded?"

When candidate campaigns are assisted by superpacs, those expenditures are subject to the limits, prohibitions and reporting requirements of federal campaign finance law, whether McConnell likes it or not, there are laws which regulate his behavior, too.

Today I created the petition to make it easier for you to join me in asking Sen. Mitch McConnell that very question: http://org.credoaction.com/petitions/come-clean-mitch-mcconnell-who-was-in-that-room

Thank you for joining me in holding our elected official accountable, and I continue to be humbled by your support.

Peace,
Curtis Morrison

Interview with Thomas Roberts on MSNBC:
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/thomas-roberts/52083649#52083649

Interview with John Fugelsang on CurrentTV:
http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/curtis-morrison-on-secret-mcconnell-recordings-this-is-probably-a-conversation-that-the-public-should-know-about/
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Update 3
40 months ago

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, so it looks like I'm going to need to raise some more money for my attorney fees, after all.
Thanks so much for your generous support.

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/31/why_i_secretly_recorded_mitch_mcconnell/
May 31, 2013 Salon splash page
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Update 2
41 months ago

McConnell in OP-ED over weekend:
"But I would hope that rewarding potential criminals for their alleged crimes would be a bridge too far for any self-respecting journalist "” regardless of who the victim is." ( http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/22/2610321/mcconnell-defends-his-record-on.html#storylink=cpy)

If this McCarthy-esque threat from Sen. McConnell keeps an employer from hiring me, All. The. Better.

I wouldn't want to work with folks who would cower to his Whack-A-Mole-style propaganda.
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Update 1
42 months ago

Thanks to everyone who has offered support so far. It's my understanding my attorney fees have, already, just barely exceeded $2,000, so it is awesome you all have kept pace!

In the meantime, here's an interesting take from an unlikely ally: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04/john-dean-mcconnell-tape-isnt-watergate-and-may-not-be-illegal
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