Curtis Morrison, one of two Democratic activists implicated in recording a campaign strategy session of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, is starting a legal defense fund.
Morrison tweeted out a link to the gofundme.com page Monday afternoon. The website lists a $10,000 goal.
Morrison does not say whether he was behind the recording. He says he has been working with the FBI on that matter. Morrison could not be reached for comment.
Here's Morrison's full message:
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.