Blumenthal and fellow Democrats say Barr ‘intervened in a clearly political fashion to undermine the administration of justice at the president’s behest.’
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.
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan resigned Tuesday in the wake of news reports of incidents of domestic violence.
While Linda McMahon will quit the Trump administration, she is expected to help raise funds for the president’s reelection.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who has sponsored legislation aimed at protecting special counsel Bob Mueller, angrily denounced President Donald Trump’s replacement of Attorney General Jeff Session with Matthew Whitaker, a Justice Department employee who thinks Mueller has exceeded his powers.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Elizabeth Esty said she wrote a glowing reference letter for former chief of staff Tony Baker with the understanding the would leave Washington, D.C., providing “space” and protection to another former aide, Anna Kain, who has accused Baker of physical and verbal abuse. “My instinct was once I learned about (the abuse) was how to protect her,” Esty, D-5th District, said.
WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced Monday she will not run for re-election. “I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election,” Esty said.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty defiantly said on Saturday she had no intention of leaving Congress as several state Democrats, including the highest-ranking member of the state Senate and a Democratic gubernatorial contender, called for her to resign.
WASHINGTON – Republicans on Friday called on Rep. Elizabeth Esty to resign over her handling of a former chief-of-staff accused of abusive behavior, while the Democratic congresswoman sought damage control within her own party.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday joined more than half the Senate’s Democrats in calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign, a movement that picked up steam after a sixth woman accused the Minnesota Democrat of improper sexual advances. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he is withholding comment until Franken makes a scheduled announcement Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to recuse himself in any Justice Department investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, but that’s not good enough for Rep. Jim Himes, who on Friday joined other Connecticut lawmakers in calling for Session’s resignation.
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WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democratic lawmakers joined a growing chorus of their colleagues Thursday calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, citing his testimony under oath denying he had contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON — The departure of New Britain native Paul Manafort from Donald Trump’s campaign on Friday isn’t likely to help revive a candidate who is plagued by problems, analysts say, but it will tone down distracting noise.
WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to resign may have lessened the prospects of a government shutdown, but that won’t be known for sure until Congress considers a short-term spending bill next week. Meanwhile, Connecticut agencies have been told to draw up contingency plans.
Washington – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, on Thursday became the first member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation to call for the resignation of Eric Shinseki, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs.