Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are not among the lawmakers seeking the resignations of U.S. Attorney John Durham and Attorney General William Barr.
Andrew Bakaj, a CT native, is impeachment whistleblower’s legal shield
The lawyer representing the whistleblower is Stamford native Andrew Bakaj, who specializes in national security law.
Haspel confirmed as CIA director; Blumenthal, Murphy vote ‘no’
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the first women to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, a move that was opposed by both Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy. The Connecticut senators said they were concerned about Haspel’s involvement in CIA torture sites.
Murphy to oppose Pompeo confirmation to lead State Department
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Monday said he would oppose the confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department. Murphy cited the candidate’s “narrow” foreign policy views and stands on a number of issues, including the use of torture and the rights of Muslims and LGBT Americans, “that place him outside mainstream American values.”
Himes: Intelligence panel badly hurt by Russia probe conduct
WASHINGTON — Although it boosted his visibility, Rep. Jim Himes says the House Intelligence Committee’s newly concluded Russia probe has left him disappointed and left the important oversight panel “relatively toothless” to tackle similar missions. Nevertheless, the five-term Democrat says he’s sticking with the job of overseeing the nation’s spy agencies, whose actions are sometimes “scary.”
Senate easily confirms Durham for CT U.S. Attorney
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed John Durham as Connecticut’s new U.S. Attorney on a unanimous vote late Thursday. “John Durham is a fierce, fair prosecutor,” Connecticut’s Democratic senators said.
Himes: Trump ‘unhinged’ and Electoral College should block him
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes said President-elect Donald Trump’s dismissal of U.S. intelligence agencies was “the last straw” that prompted the lawmaker to send out an incendiary tweet Sunday night saying Trump is “unhinged’‘ and the Electoral College should stop him from becoming president.
Himes says House-approved NSA restrictions too broad
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes was in the minority of lawmakers – and the only member of the Connecticut delegation – to vote against an amendment that would end the National Security Agency’s practice of warrantless “back door searches” of the contents of American phone calls and e-mails.