Blumenthal: Trump Rhetoric ‘a Factor’ in New Zealand Massacre

Friday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said President Donald Trump’s rhetoric was “a factor” in the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead. Partial transcript as follows: BLUMENTHAL: A heartbreaking day, and of course our

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talks to reporters following a closed-door briefing at the U.S. Capitol October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Members of the committee were given a classified briefing from Pentagon officials about the circumstances surrounding an October battle …

Blumenthal: If Trump Pardons Manafort, It Could Be Obstruction of Justice

Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said if President Donald Trump were to pardon his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, it could be obstruction of justice. Blumenthal said, “A pardon could well be obstruction of justice if done with criminal

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Blumenthal: Whitaker Is ‘Essentially a Lackey of the President’

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Tuesday’s “New Day” on CNN discussed the lawsuit he and fellow Democrats filed to challenge the legitimacy of President Donald Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Blumenthal questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s appointment, calling