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"someone bugged the office"
Actually, given the state of today's electronics, the device was probably carried in and out and remained in the possession of some person at that meeting. Just as the identity of the person making the recording is unknown, it's entirely possible that the person in question who carried the device was not aware they possessed a recording device.
Here's one device that's not particularly exotic or expensive -
It could have been disguised as a coat button, hidden in the collar of a suit coat, in the body of a briefcase, etc, etc. Video cameras with microphone are now sufficiently small that a cluster of eight of them are no larger than a penny. Microphone? The size of the tip of a ball point pen is common - they are less than $100, and have excellent sound quality.
Carrying a device such as that pen, and recording a conversation that is not part of any national security or similar issue is almost certainly lawful. Perhaps it was not appreciated and endorsed by McConnell and his people, but nevertheless the act was probably neither a misdemeanor or a felony.