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How many Democrats knew about that illegally recorded Mitch McConnell audio?

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At least one, according to David Corn.

Matt Vespa at RedState.com:

I previously wrote in PolicyMic that the McConnell bugging story could’ve been a coordinated “hit” by the institutional left. Both Mother Jones and CREW (Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington), who filed an ethics complaint against McConnell over this development, attended the same conference of progressive organizations last December that specifically targeted the Kentucky Senator for the 2014 elections. It was called the Democracy Initiative…

Now, David Corn, who released a recording of a McConnell strategy meeting, has said that Kentucky Democrats knew about the recording, and begged him not to release it.

That tweet is from a reporter for WFPL, the Louisville NPR affiliate that broke the story about Progress Kentucky making that illegal recording.

Diane Rehm spent an entire hour talking to Corn, and you can listen to it here. I tried to endure it until they got to the relevant part, but I just could not do it. No offense, Diane.

I’m very glad that Corn followed his unerring journalistic instincts and ran with this story. Now the question is: Who else knew about it? They’re all trying to distance themselves from Progress Kentucky, but Corn just plugged up the gap.

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