One of the two people accused of recording a meeting between Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and senior aides discussing opposition research session has launched a legal defense fund to pay his legal bills.
In an email linking to a page soliciting donations, alleged former Progress Kentucky volunteer Curtis Morrison said he needed money to help pay his legal bills and living expenses.
My name is Curtis Morrison. Recently there was release of a recording illustrating Sen. Mitch McConnell's 'Whack-A-Mole'-style approach to politics that illustrates McConnell's insensitivity to those of us who speak freely about our religious beliefs and/or who suffer from depression or mental illness.
The recordings also contain evidence suggesting that McConnell used federal employees and a mysterious third party to gather his Whack-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.
Meanwhile, I have been cooperating with the ongoing FBI investigation into how the recording was made. While my lawyer is charging a reasonable rate, I could use some help, and would be grateful for whatever you can pitch in.
If there's any funds leftover, I humbly would like to use them for living expenses, food, finding a new apartment, etc.- until I can procure new employment, hopefully writing.
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.
So far Morrison has raised zero dollars.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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