Dem Sen Blumenthal: Memo Release ‘Reminiscent of the Darkest Days of the McCarthy Era’

Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal ripped the House Intelligence Committee’s decision to release a four-page memo that reportedly alleges wrongdoing by the Department of Justice and the FBI involving President Donald Trump.

Blumenthal likened the release the “the darkest days of the McCarthy era” in his criticisms.

“We also know — very, very importantly — that the Department of Justice has said that it would be extraordinarily reckless,” he said. “And the release of this memo is really reminiscent of the darkest days of the McCarthy era with character assassination. It endangers methods and sources of the intelligence community. And it reflects an effort to distract from the Mueller investigation, which is now tightening its vice with this interview with Mark Corallo.”

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