I Won't Be 'Distracted Or Bullied' By Trump Tweets — Blumenthal

Wednesday, 09 Aug, 2017

Veering off his traditional grousing about the media, President Donald Trump marked the start of a 17-day vacation Monday with a Twitter attack on Democratic Sen.

Trump has questioned Arizona Sen.

Blumenthal came clean in a 2010 news conference following allegations he lied about his record in an effort to appeal to voters, saying he meant to say "during" Vietnam and not "in" the country.

During his first campaign for the Senate, Blumenthal implied that he'd served in Vietnam, even though he had not actually been deployed overseas as a member of the Marine Reserve. Blumenthal soon apologized and handily defeated McMahon.

According to the military records, the president received five deferments of his own during the Vietnam war, with three for medical reasons and two educational. Richard Blumenthal in a Twitter tantrum after the lawmaker criticized him on CNN. Trump had recently attacked a "so-called judge" for blocking his travel ban. He also said of the Russin meddling that "it was purposeful and relentless, and it involved propaganda and hacking into our voting machines - or at least an attempt to do it - and potential collusion by the Trump campaign, and then obstruction of justice".

Blumenthal said Monday on CNN's "New Day" that he was "concerned" the president is "weaponizing...laws" after the crackdown of leaks was announced.

"I have no idea about what is in his mind", Blumenthal said.

"I think they are created to distract".

In response, Mr Trump said during a luncheon with senators that Senator Blumenthal had misrepresented Mr Gorsuch.

Richard Blumenthal claimed Monday that President Trump is "bullying" him. They are heading toward a Constitutional confrontation that could lead to a crisis and it should be avoided.

In May, Blumenthal argued a special prosecutor was needed to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Later, Blumenthal called Trump a "bully" via Twitter. Blumenthal said he doesn't know why he draws Trump's ire in particular, but he stood firm about how the country's national security is the most important thing to focus on.

As far as Blumenthal, he's using the attacks to help raise funds for his re-election campaign in 2020.

In recent days, his aides have touted a greater discipline brought to the White House by retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff. The bill would require a judge to approve a Justice Department request to fire Mueller or any other special counsel.

The series of tweets - which mimicked a similar thread he sent out in May - comes as Blumenthal announces he will join a bipartisan group of lawmakers introducing legislation to limit the White House's ability to fire former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 elections.

Later Monday afternoon, Trump added a fourth tweet - once again challenging Blumenthal's honesty.

Blumenthal has been married for 35 years to Cynthia Malkin, daughter of real estate magnate Peter Malkin. In the end, Malkin bought out Trump's interest in the iconic building.

It wasn't the first time that Trump had raised the issue of Blumenthal and Vietnam.

In another tweet, the president went after the "failing" New York Times - questioning how much longer the news organization would be in business.