Skip to comments.Blumenthal’s office probing potential “bot” attack
Posted on 11/17/2017 2:22:40 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
As charges of sexual improprieties shake the landscape around entertainment and politics, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his staff on Friday were investigating what they believe is an attack by a web robot involving a woman who says she was harassed and assaulted when he was U.S. attorney nearly 40 years ago.
These allegations are completely and unequivocally false. We are looking into the origins of these untrue claims, said Maria McElwain, Blumenthals communications director.
Someone calling themselves Linda Flores of Cheshire claimed that Blumenthal assaulted her when she was a summer intern in 1979. Blumenthal went on to the state Senate, and then became the states longtime attorney general before winning the U.S. Senate seat. He was U.S. Attorney from 1977 until 1981.
In response to a request for an interview Friday, Flores, in an email, declined. During the afternoon photos of her were changing and disappearing on her Twitter account, which was locked from the public later in the afternoon and then suspended by Twitter.
In an email to Hearst Connecticut Media, Flores said she grew up in Cheshire and her father was able to arrange an unpaid internship in the U.S. Attorneys office in New Haven. The email, containing misspellings and poor grammar, described a workplace atmosphere that led to her assault.
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Obviously she is telling the truth. Has he resigned yet?
Sinator Stolen Valor Dick. A lying liar who lies.
So Blumenthal thinks his female interns are not even human!!
Trump is going to have a lot of fun with this I think.
Robots did it?
Looking at Blumenthal, I think that’s the only way he gets any.
This is a diversion, a head-fake. The American people demand to know which members of Congress were involved in public funds being used to settle allegations of sexual impropriety.
Hey isn’t he supposed to walk away from the Senate now?
Is this the prick who lied about Being in Vietnam?
Yes...that’s the new “rule”! LOL
Sgt Fury can always claim PTSD. He was in WWNam ya know.
Criminals have no right to investigate themselves.
Even if the bot is lying I feel like I can believe her/it.
LOL! Blumenthal is actually dumb enough to scream “Russian Bots” as a distraction! Starting to sound like a broken record.
The seriousness of the allegations is enough!
I find the story and the source very credible...I think he should resign based on the seriousness of the allegations...he needs to prove his innocence! /sarcasm!
Why would a bot deal with one Twitter user?
Her name is Linda Flores from Cheshire
From the article:
I was 19, & havent recovered since- its now been 38 years.....I had the summer off & since I was planning on entering the law field I wanted to intern with some high up legal firms. Using my fathers connections I was able to obtain a free of pay intern slot at the US Attorneys office in New haven CT. What was supposed to be a dream & a stepping stone towards a bright future turned into a nightmare because of the attorney I was apprenticing by, his name was Richard Blumenthal known at the time as richy. I was silent & my life was ruined theres no doubt to me I could have prevented the assaults that probably occurred to future female coworkers of Richard
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