(CNN) - It would be the latest strange twist in the story involving actress Ashley Judd, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and a secretly recorded tape of a campaign strategy session.
But the local Democratic official who a Kentucky newspaper reported Saturday would recant at least some of his story tells CNN that the report is not true.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Jacob Conway, an executive committee member of the Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party, wrote Saturday morning that Conway had spoken to a lawyer for one of the men he said recorded the tape "and told him he would recant his story."
Following that report, Conway said in a statement to CNN he had no plans to change his tune.
"Contrary to what has been reported, I have not, nor will I, reverse my account of the event(s) in question," he said. "I stand by the statements I made on Thursday to the FBI and to the media. I am cooperating fully with the FBI and out of respect to their investigation, I will not be making any further public statements."
The audio recording is of political operatives huddling at McConnell's campaign headquarters in Kentucky discussing potentially attacking Judd's mental health, as well as her left-leaning politics. Judd considered a run next year for the U.S. Senate seat held by McConnell, but she announced last month that after "serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities and energy at this time need to be focused on my family."
Then this week the audio recording appeared on the website of liberal magazine Mother Jones.
Conway entered the story when he said members of the liberal group Progress Kentucky told him in February the recording was their work.
"They told me about it pretty much the day or the day after it happened," Conway told CNN earlier this week. "They were, for some reason, at McConnell's office after he had his grand opening that day, and they started hearing this salacious conversation.
"They apparently decided to record it," Conway said. "One of them held the elevator and the other one recorded it."
After one of the members told him about the recording, he spoke to the other, who confirmed the story. When he read the Mother Jones article detailing the tapes, "I put two and two together," he said.
One of those men confirmed to CNN through his lawyer that he was at McConnell’s office after the public event, but said while he did witness his colleague making the recording, he had no direct involvement.
The lawyer said his client has been cooperating with the FBI.
On Tuesday, FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said the agency was "looking into the matter" of the tapes, and Conway told CNN after his interview that he was also talking to FBI agents.
Jesse Benton, McConnell's campaign manager, wrote in a statement Thursday that "reports that left-wing activists illegally recorded a private meeting inside our campaign headquarters are very disturbing. At this point, we understand that the FBI is immersed in an intensive criminal investigation and must defer any further comment to them."
A controversy was ignited in February when Progress Kentucky drew a connection in a tweet between McConnell's wife Elaine Chao, who is Chinese-American, and the practice of outsourcing jobs. Chao served as Labor secretary under President George W. Bush.
"This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress – she's his #wife," read the February 14 tweet from the group, referring to McConnell by his official Twitter account. "May explain why your job moved to #China!"
After strong criticism from McConnell's campaign, Kentucky Progress apologized to the senator and his wife.
- CNN's Kevin Bohn and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report