The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

McConnell aide calls audio leak ‘Gestapo’ tactics

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The campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell's reelection bid insisted Wednesday that the Kentucky senator's office was bugged, comparing the recording of a high-level strategy meeting to the work of the Nazi secret police.

Mother Jones, a liberal magazine, published audio Tuesday of a McConnell campaign meeting in which actress Ashley Judd was discussed. The senator has said that the office must have been bugged by the "political left."