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Mitch McConnell office bug.
One -- 32%.
Of the votes tables.
Had no intention.
To get him to get in trouble obviously I knew they would they directly admitted to -- that they tape recorded senator McConnell and his campaign aides.
In that in those -- campaign headquarters.
They tell me they were there they tell me they were in the hallway.
They have a recording -- -- you know you can -- your own conclusion.
OK that's -- Jacob Jacob Conway.
Democratic official from Jefferson county and he came forward and has been cooperating with the FBI and has named this Sean Reilly as one of the people.
Taped Mitch McConnell was aides talking about a strategy.
What about this story as it continues to get.
Well kinda weird we're back with -- -- Well the conclusion I draw.
Is that there's overwhelming evidence of a crime here Kentucky's it to a one party state meaning.
If one of the parties is recording.
Something being said between.
And he knows about it it's legal.
If neither does it is it illegal vote for the logic is.
If it to be -- your employee and you hired him and you're somehow in control of him or you know him.
Then you are responsible if he turns on you but if -- -- somebody outside who was not in the room.
That's a crime and it looks as if a crime occurred if it did I hope there's object.
We should point out that the political strategy was about Ashley Judd and they were talking about mental.
Treatment that she may have had in her past and how they might use that in the political campaign should she choose to run she did not choose to run.
Ended up on mother Jones the left magazine.
Correct and I mean what's interesting to me is it's clearly a felony a federal crime in fact if you are.
Bugging somebody a federal officials office and clearly Mitch McConnell is that.
But here's the situation as it's been described recently which is that these young people are at an open public event at the campaign headquarters and then.
As they are leaving go into the hallway and here this meeting this private meeting begin to take place and then begin tape recording in the hallway they don't have a bug in the room.
So -- the defense counsel what do you say these people didn't exactly.
You know insinuate themselves illegally into the belly -- he -- enter a public event.
There in the hallway heard this -- that I'm -- it would lists explain to me was.
The somebody's holding the -- they knew they were up to no good I don't think question about that but is it a crime and to hear in the hallway turn on your tape record I'm not clear on that.
Jacob Conway about the way the guys saw there has has altered his story from the beginning talking to -- -- Kelly at first.
Then talking local affiliate there now he's telling the blue oval courier journal that he might have been mistaken and naming Sean -- as one of the individuals so the story is involved.
Yeah than people who conduct this operation team like clones of people who are talking about it seem totally clueless.
And this was botched from beginning and and if you look at the substance and -- basically what we have was a recording showing no wrongdoing.
By McConnell and his staff in a conversation about a non candidate.
This is -- nothing murder I don't even understand how this is journalism.
In -- the key part of the recording that was supposed to -- so damaging was a section in which it identified.
But employees of McConnell government employees and having them strategizing about campaign events on government time potentially.
He and it was a -- translation added that the original translation was thank them three times and in fact.
What they said was on their free time which is not only not damaging its exculpatory so this is such -- nothing verb but I do hope that if they.
Obtain this illegally that they get in trouble.
Ford Focus that was.
More than -- things we've got to speed it up okay.
How political comebacks after sex scandal we've got.
Couple of brewing here Mark Sanford down in South Carolina.
And now we have Anthony Weiner.
Apparently running for mayor in New York.
-- Well I think I'm given what we know about them.
That was -- mores of the country at large.
-- in the and then that's -- crisis of infidelity.
It's not surprising to me at all -- Americans are very forgiving when they have public officials who have been caught in one another bad situations.
I was surprised to hear -- from the special report pent up whenever in public or women flocked to see.
But I will say that.
What strikes me here is that America loves a redemption story I mean and there's a total void in the New York mayoral race.
We are actually has a better shot -- -- but you just have to think you know so it's a great narrative redemption that's the only way to explain.
You're both wrong it's not our business I don't -- -- know I'm going to hear about it after.
Clinton and correct the Barney Frank scandal and all of that in our history.
Anybody I I think is -- to -- private stuff.
And the one person and I hope who gets -- upon him who does have a second act.
-- David Petraeus.
Okay winners and losers winner and then lose.
The winners they Obama budget which is a sham and -- fraud it's tax and spend that it's been despondent.
And the media has swallowed -- that it too great a concession on entitlements.
The loser was a US intelligence community.
Scare early clueless.
And comically divided over and unbelievably important issue.
Does a lunatic in Pyongyang have a nuke.
That he can did deliver tomorrow and they have no idea.
While our senators Pat Toomey Pennsylvania Joseph Manchin of West Virginia who broke logjam on guns this week to allow a discussion simply a discussion and to get a vote going -- could potentially be filibuster but they are winners in my opinion.
The -- I think would be congressman Greg Walden.
Who came out and criticize the Obama budget for having the change CPI and it.
That led speaker Boehner majority leader cantor.
And even the Club for Growth to say hey wait a second that's something Republicans back you shouldn't be putting down Obama for trying to.
-- plays some cuts on entitlements.
The winners will Weatherford the speaker of the Florida house.
Who refused significant political pressure to go along with governor Scott's.
Expansion of Medicaid in Florida and came up with under a really innovative and creative state funded program as an alternative.
And the loser I think is the establishment media who have been so far behind on the discussed now story.
Confident that they look foolish now they're going to be playing catch up I would say some winners -- empowers our own -- and powers and Mollie Hemingway.
Who really pushed to have the mainstream media cover.
-- this important story.
OK we got through at all I think the winner may be looking at the leaderboard in the weather forecast.
CBS in the masters looks pretty at this week that's it for the panel.
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