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  • Hillary Clinton confidant was interviewed by FBI in connection to the salacious dossier

    01/17/2018 4:32:38 PM PST · by springwater13 · 58 replies
    A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used ‘in part’ as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trump’s campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter. Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. FBI officials declined...
  • Mueller just abruptly reversed course on his bail agreement with Manafort

    12/04/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by Coronal · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 4, 2017 | Natasha Bertrand
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has abruptly reversed course on a bail agreement his office struck with Paul Manafort's legal team last week that would have allowed him to be released from GPS monitoring. Manafort evidently failed to tell the government that he was ghost-writing a draft op-ed about his work in Ukraine as late as November 30. He was working on it with "a longtime Russian colleague" who is "assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence," according to the special counsel's court filing. That colleague was likely Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian citizen and longtime protege of Manafort who he had...
  • Connecticut Senator Blumenthal wants more Syrians here faster, proposes to eliminate some screening

    10/07/2015 12:39:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | OCT. 6, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Connecticut Senator Blumenthal wants more Syrians here faster, proposes to eliminate some screening Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 6, 2015 Colonizing Connecticut? Update October 7th: Follow-up post to the revelation that CAIR is behind (literally) BlumenthalÂ’s proposal to lessen security screening for Syrian refugees, go here. ***Update*** Who is that sinister-looking man over BlumenthalÂ’s left shoulder. It is none other than the Executive Director of CAIR Connecticut. Thanks to Kyle for identifying him. You can bet his interest is not in saving persecuted Christians! See bio below. Here is the brief story at WTNH News 8: Blumenthal_Has_Plan_to_Help_Syrian_Refugees_1200x675_539015235515 Senator Blumenthal...
  • Who was that man over Senator Blumenthal’s left shoulder?

    10/07/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Update: Who was that man over Senator Blumenthal’s left shoulder? Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 Yesterday we told you that Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is leading the charge to lessen the security screening for Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and he wants to expand the so-called P-3 (fraud ridden!) family reunification program. See yesterday’s post by clicking here. That is CAIR-Connecticut’s Executive Director behind Senator Blumenthal. Getting pretty brazen aren’t they, or is Blumenthal just pretty dense to invite CAIR to be so prominently involved in lessening security screening for refugees? Now we know the answer...
  • Sen. Blumenthal calls on Sessions and Rosenstein to testify

    06/09/2017 11:44:03 AM PDT · by Puppage · 46 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/09/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD. Conn. (WTNH)– A top Connecticut lawmaker wants to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions under oath on the Russia investigation. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal made his case for that Friday. On Thursday, we had that bombshell testimony from former FBI Director Jim Comey. Friday, we have Senator Richard Blumenthal calling for the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to come testify in front of his committee. Blumenthal was there in the audience Thursday as Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Blumenthal is not on that committee, so he could not ask questions. He did say that Comey painted...
  • Cynthia Malkin, Richard Blumenthal’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    07/21/2017 11:47:59 AM PDT · by onyx · 22 replies
    Heavy ^ | February 8,2017 | Brendan Morrow
    Richard Blumenthal has been a member of the U.S. Senate since 2011, having previously served as the attorney general of Connecticut. He has been married to his wife, Cynthia, for over three decades. Here’s what you need to know about Cynthia Malkin, Richard Blumenthal’s wife. 1. Cynthia Malkin is the daughter of Peter Malkin, a wealthy real estate investor. Peter Malkin is the chairman emeritus of Empire State Realty Trust, which owns a number of buildings across New York City including the Empire State Building. They also own office properties in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. Cynthia’s...
  • Blumenthal’s office probing potential “bot” attack

    11/17/2017 2:22:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CT Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Ken Dixon
    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, Blumenthal’s 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...
  • Dem Senator [Richard Blumenthal] Wants Huma Abedin Investigated by Special Prosecutor

    05/08/2017 9:27:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 6, 2017 | Martin Lioll
    There have been plenty of calls to investigate Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, for her role in Hillary’s email scandal. None of those calls, for reasons that ought to be obvious, have come from people within the Democrat Party. That just changed, however — and it could have massive implications for both Abedin and her employer. In an interview on MSNBC on Thursday, Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal said a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Abedin’s handling of confidential material. Blumenthal’s comments came one day after FBI Director James Comey revealed during congressional testimony that Abedin may...
  • The “Russian Bots” Theory is Pure Idiocy – Here’s Why!

    11/16/2017 8:55:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Across the globe, any events or elections that are made by the people exercising their democratic rights and free will are being questioned (in terms of legitimacy) with the allegation that they were cheated and lied to by “Russian Bots” and “Russian employed posters.” But there is a major point that everyone is missing. And that is that people in Russia know how to use a basic computer! Imagine for a moment that you are one of these “Russian trolls” that works for the Kremlin. You have been hired because of your computer and English skills to create a web...
  • Weekly Update: New Classified Clinton Emails

    11/18/2017 11:14:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls We Sue DOJ for Communications On “Russian Lawyer” – Was She Working With Clinton/Obama Operation? New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play While there are now belated rumbles in Washington about a Department of Justice investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, we continue to steadily discover for you and the American people the nature of the corruption going on behind the scenes at her State Department. This week we released 109 pages of Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure...
  • Blumenthal accused of sexual harassment by former intern [Linda Flores] (Update Comment #4)

    11/17/2017 11:47:28 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 105 replies
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  • Richard Blumenthal concerned Trump may be colluding with China

    11/07/2017 10:31:30 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 7, 2017
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that President Trump may be putting China's interests ahead of America's for financial gain, but did not address his own family's management of the Empire State Building, which like Trump Tower has a Chinese government-linked tenant. In a call with reporters, Blumenthal said a Chinese bank renting space at Trump Tower in New York is illegal without congressional permission and may be influencing Trump's policy decisions. “To be really blunt, an arm of the Chinese government is paying President Trump rent for his building, and last year as you all know China granted President Trump...
  • Hillary Clinton Hung Out With Sidney Blumenthal And Tony Podesta This Weekend (Bday bash)

    10/30/2017 3:16:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2017 | Chris White
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted Sunday hobnobbing with a person who is currently at the focus of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference into the U.S. presidential election. Clinton hung out with Sidney Blumenthal and political consultant Tony Podesta this weekend at the former Democratic presidential candidate birthday bash. Podesta’s appearance at the party is awkward, considering he has become a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence in the election. (snip) Democratic California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris made appearances at Clinton birthday party, where they were greeted with heaping helpings...
  • Dem senator(Blumenthal) to introduce bill closing background check 'loophole'

    10/04/2017 3:52:37 AM PDT · by RC one · 45 replies
    the Hill ^ | - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT | Jordain Carney - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to crack down on a background check "loophole" in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. "I will introduce a measure to close the loophole that lets a buyer walk away with a gun if the background check is not complete in 72 hrs," Blumenthal wrote in a tweet.The so-called "default to proceed" loophole allows a business to sell a gun after 72 hours if the FBI hasn't completed a background check confirming that the sale is legal before then.The practice allowed more than 2,500 prohibited purchasers...
  • Dem senator: Trump's allies shouldn't expect pardons in Russia probe

    08/26/2017 11:11:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2017 | John Bowden
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is warning President Trump's allies that they shouldn't expect a pardon in the ongoing Russia investigation should there be any convictions. The Democratic lawmaker on Saturday tweeted that targets of the investigation should still feel compelled to testify. "Any witness counting on a Russia investigation pardon should think again," Blumenthal tweeted, linking to an earlier report from The Hill quoting Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who said that Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a signal to those targeted by the Justice Department.....
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal denies facing same legal issue he's suing Trump over

    08/22/2017 1:01:08 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 7 replies
    A Democratic senator leading a lawsuit against President Donald Trump denies that his family's investment in the Empire State Building puts him in a similar legal position. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — lead plaintiff in the Federal Emoluments Clause lawsuit Blumenthal v. Trump, filed in June — addressed the issue after it surfaced on legal blogs. The senator said through a spokesperson that investments listed on his financial disclosure forms are not owned "personally" by him, but rather by a family member, distinguishing himself from Trump.
  • ICE Overrides Blumenthal On Deportation

    08/21/2017 1:07:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | August 20, 2017 | by CHRISTOPHER PEAK
    Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez, the undocumented Ecuadorian immigrant who has found sanctuary from deportation in a church downtown, might face a prolonged stay at First & Summerfield due to a new directive that limits the ability of members of Congress to halt removal orders. Federal legislators have regularly introduced “private immigration bills,” which, if passed, would grant permanent legal residency to a person who entered the country illegally. More importantly, while the private immigration bills were being considered, federal agents at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) used to hold off on deporting the individual. If a U.S. senator was...
  • Dem Senator (Blumenthal - CT) Says Trump Is 'Bullying' Him

    08/08/2017 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 7, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal claimed Monday that President Trump is "bullying" him. Blumenthal appeared on CNN early Monday morning where he claimed that Trump was "weaponizing" the Department of Justice to go after leakers, prompting Trump to punch back at Blumenthal over Twitter. Trump ripped Blumenthal for falsely claiming to have served in Vietnam, calling the senator "a phony Vietnam con artist!"
  • Trump Says Blumenthal Lied About Vietnam (He Did) and Cried (He Didn’t)

    08/07/2017 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08-07-2017 | Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump on Monday unleashed a hostile tweet storm on Sen. Richard Blumenthal, making a number of claims against the Connecticut Democrat, including that he had lied about serving in Vietnam. Trump's Twitter fusillade was apparently set off by Blumenthal's appearance on CNN earlier Monday in which he spoke about the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "I think is very important to protect and safeguard the independence and integrity of that investigation," Blumenthal said. Later Monday, Trump suggested Blumenthal take a long vacation in Vietnam "so he can at say he was there."
  • Trump attacks 'con artist' Democratic senator, saying he 'begged for forgiveness like child' ...

    08/07/2017 4:31:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 7, 2017
    President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets on Monday morning attacking Sen. Richard Blumenthal's credibility just minutes after the Connecticut Democrat criticized the president and his administration on CNN. President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets on Monday morning attacking Sen. Richard Blumenthal's credibility just minutes after the Connecticut Democrat criticized the president and his administration on CNN.