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Posted inJustice, Politics

Blumenthal, Democrats sue to force Trump to disclose foreign deals

WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants a federal court in Washington, D.C., to compel President Donald Trump to ask Congress for permission when he benefits from business dealings with foreign governments. The lawsuit is based on the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which requires the nation’s presidents to clear any gift or payment from a foreign leader with Congress.

Posted inPolitics

An old FBI agent gets the last word on Rowland, Wilson-Foley

It was April 30, 2012, just minutes before a congressional debate in Torrington. An angry Lisa Wilson-Foley accused Mike Clark of slandering her by questioning former Gov. John G. Rowland’s role in her campaign. “Then the debate started and we never got to complete the conversation,” Clark said Tuesday. “I guess the conversation was completed yesterday in court.”

Posted inPolitics

Top aide to CT House GOP quits as feds investigate campaign mailings

George Gallo, the chief of staff to the House Republicans in the General Assembly, resigned Thursday as FBI agents questioned legislators and reviewed records relating to campaign mailings he oversaw as the caucus’ political strategist. Gallo managed Gov. John G. Rowland’s campaign in 2002 and was state party chairman under Gov. M. Jodi Rell.