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Tags: trump | blumenthal | senate | trump jr | mueller

Trump Rips Sen. Blumenthal: 'An Embarrassment to Our Country'

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By    |   Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:48 AM

President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D.-Conn., referring to him as “Da Nang Dick” and as “an embarrassment to our country.”

Trump’s comments came in a Monday night tweet.

He wrote: “How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam. An embarrassment to our Country!”

Trump’s remarks came after Blumenthal had appeared on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show.” Blumenthal had questioned the testimony given by Donald Trump Jr. before the judiciary committee.

“I’m barred from saying whether any testimony has been conveyed to the special counsel,” he said. “But I can tell you this much, I was in the room when a great many of these witnesses appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors. 

"I think many of them should be called back to testify in public and I hope that will be true of other congressional committees, as well, because behind closed doors, there (were) questions, serious issues concerning their truthfulness and that issue pertained particularly to Donald Trump Jr. in a number of contentions before our committee.

“So, I think this common thread of lying to Congress and particularly to congressional committees may ensnare a number of others potential targets in this special counsel's investigation and become a matter of criminal action.”

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President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D.-Conn., referring to him as "Da Nang Dick" and as "an embarrassment to our country."
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