Attorney General William Barr deflected criticism from Blumenthal and other Democrats about his characterization of Robert Mueller’s report.
Mueller report says Trump team did not collude, but was eager for Kremlin’s help
The report details the role of former campaign manager and Connecticut native Paul Manafort and others in encouraging Russian help.
Blumenthal to vote against Barr’s confirmation as U.S. attorney general
WASHINGTON — At issue is William Barr’s failure to commit to making Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public.
Mueller protection bill approved by key committee with GOP help
WASHINGTON– Four Republicans joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other Democrats in voting on Thursday to approve a bill that aims to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired in the midst of the Russia investigation.
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: Trump ‘is not acting like an innocent party’
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes’ job as a minority member of the House Intelligence Committee usually wasn’t a path to the political spotlight – but all that changed with the election of Donald Trump and allegations his campaign may have colluded with the Russians to influence U.S. elections.
DOJ bows to Blumenthal, other Dems in tapping Mueller to head Russia probe
The campaign for a special prosecutor was led by Democrats, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who voted against the confirmation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because the nominee would not commit to the appointment of a special prosecutor. But a steady stream of Republicans joined that campaign this week.
Blumenthal presses Sessions on his links to controversial groups
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal provoked one of the liveliest exchanges in the day-long confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, by pressing him on his links to controversial groups who have given him awards.