JUST IN: Blumenthal responds to Trump’s Twitter attack


Following Twitter attacks targeted against him from President Trump Monday morning, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was quick to fire back, saying Trump’s “bullying tactics” won’t work.

In a three-part tweet sent out just before 8:00 this morning, President Trump questioned Blumenthal’s bravery in his service during the Vietnam War after the senator accused him of colluding with Russia.

Part one: “Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!”

Part two: “Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and….”

Part three: “…conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?”

But Blumenthal was apparently unfazed and saw right through the president’s harsh words.

“Mr. President: Your bullying hasn’t worked before and it won’t work now. No one is above the law,” Blumenthal tweeted. “This issue isn’t about me — it’s about the Special Counsel’s independence and integrity,” he added, referring to the team led by Robert Mueller that is pursuing the investigation.

Like the rest of the Democrats, Blumenthal has continued to hold the Trump administration’s feet to the fire regarding its delegitimization campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller. Earlier Monday, he accused Trump of “weaponizing” the Justice Department for “personal ends” in its obsession with cracking down on leaks during an interview with CNN’s “New Day.”

See the full Twitter exchange below:

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