Mitch McConnell

Head of Group Said To Have Recorded McConnell Visited White House

Not just a local amateur


One of the men accused of secretly recording Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell visited the White House last December, according to visitor logs.

On Dec. 5, Shawn Reilly, executive director of the liberal super PAC Progress Kentucky, visited the White House along with other Kentuckians.

Visitor logs show that that Reilly was scheduled for a group tour in the White House residence and a meeting in the nearby Old Executive Office Building.

National Democrats have repeatedly insisted that Reilly and Progress Kentucky were amateur activists who have no relationship to the national party. Republicans have countered by pointing to Reilly's long history of involvement in liberal causes — and his meeting with administration officials shortly before Progress Kentucky began targeting McConnell.