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  • 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.
  • 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 Calls Democratic Senator ‘Phony Vietnam Con Artist’ After Comments On Russia Probe

    08/07/2017 9:55:37 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7Aug17 | Chuck Ross
    President Trump is on vacation, but that hasn’t stopped him from watching early morning cable TV and tweeting angrily in response. On Monday, President Trump went after Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who was on CNN earlier in the morning to discuss the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Blumenthal also expressed concern that the Trump administration has “weaponized” investigations into leaks of classified information. On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the agency will be aggressively investigating leaks to the media. Blumenthal’s remarks touched off a trio of tweets from Trump, who began...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Trump Accuses Blumenthal of Misrepresenting Gorsuch Comments

    02/09/2017 6:30:59 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 09, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump blasted Sen. Richard Blumenthal Thursday for telling reporters that his Supreme Court pick called Trump’s attacks of federal judges on Twitter “demoralizing.” "Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?" Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
  • Trump hits Blumenthal for Gorsuch comment claims, Vietnam 'lie'

    02/09/2017 6:18:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-9-2017 | FoxNews
    President Trump on Thursday struck back at Sen. Richard Blumenthal a day after the Connecticut Democrat leaked alleged details of a conversation he had with Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Blumenthal on Wednesday told reporters that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said previous comments made by Trump about a federal judge were “demoralizing” and “disheartening.” “Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie), now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?” Trump tweeted. ------- The supposed comments from Gorsuch to Blumenthal came in response to Trump’s tweet calling a federal judge a “so-called...
  • Democrats propose allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy

    03/14/2016 12:13:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats have unveiled legislation to alleviate Puerto Rico’s debt woes, urging that the island be allowed to declare bankruptcy on all of its debt. The bill, released Monday, would allow the U.S. territory to restructure its $72 billion in outstanding debt and create a fiscal oversight board for the island. “For the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island of Puerto Rico, time is running short,” said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors. “Congress has to act immediately to fix the federal funding shortfalls and give Puerto Rico the tools it needs to fully restructure...
  • Top Dems Outraged Over Obama Efforts to Ignore Pro-Israel Provisions

    02/27/2016 5:43:58 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 26, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Senators urge president to enforce provisions 'as enacted and intended' Leading Democrats are taking aim at the Obama administration for its opposition to newly passed legislation that aims to bolster the U.S.-Israel economic relationship and combat boycotts of Israel, according to a statement issued this week. The Obama administration announced that it opposes portions of a bipartisan trade bill that would strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Israel and force trade partners to sever ties with backers of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, an anti-Israel movement that seeks to economically isolate the Jewish state. President Barack Obama...
  • Senate Dems demand executive action on guns

    11/23/2015 6:49:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    A group of 24 Senate Democrats urged the president Monday to dodge Congress and act on his own to make new rules on gun control, after Congress has failed to move any gun bills. The senators, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, requested the White House take an immediate step to change the law that now allows sellers who do not have a federal license to sell guns to individuals at shows, online and elsewhere without conducting background checks. The letter said Democrats would keep trying to pass a gun bill, but said Obama should explore...
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.
  • 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...
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (Only 5 Undeclared Democratic Senators remain - contact info at link)

    09/05/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    5 on the Fence Senator Blumenthal (D - CT) Senator Manchin (D - WV) Senator Peters (D - MI) Senator Wyden (D - OR) Senator Cantwell (D - WA) 38 stand with Iran 57 stand with America
  • Dem senators call for executive action on gun control

    07/12/2015 7:37:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/12/15 | Bolton
    Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, have called on President Obama to take executive action to close a “loophole” in federal gun control legislation. The so-called “default to proceed” rule under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act allows firearm dealers to sell a weapon to an individual if they have not been notified by the FBI of a buyer’s criminal background within three business days. If the background check has not been completed within three days, the dealer has discretion to sell the firearm. The rule allowed Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine people at a...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Senate Democrats bow to Obama, pull support for immediate new Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 6:05:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    U.N. gives mixed signals on Tehran cooperation as nuclear talks intensifySenate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks. The shift, announced Tuesday by Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat and one of the party’s outspoken hawks on Iran, came amid a series of mixed signals from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency over the question of whether Tehran was honoring promises to put its suspect nuclear programs on hold as...
  • OBAMA, BOB MENENDEZ FIGHT OVER IRAN SANCTIONS GETS PERSONAL

    01/24/2015 7:25:57 AM PST · by LSUfan · 61 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 16 Jan 15 | Dan Reihl
    Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors. Obama said that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces — like special interests and donors — can influence senators to act, one of the senators recounted.