President Trump attacks Sen. Richard Blumenthal over Vietnam service

President Donald Trump at the White House. AP

"President Trump has to tell Putin, who is an adversary not an ally, that Russian Federation will pay a price if Russian Federation repeats this kind of meddling in our election", Blumenthal said earlier in July.

President Donald Trump blasted Democratic Sen.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. "He told stories about his Vietnam battles and. conquests, how courageous he was, and it was all a lie". Mueller is investigating Russia's meddling during the election and whether there were any links to the Trump campaign.

Blumenthal also expressed concern that the Trump administration has "weaponized" investigations into leaks of classified information. But unlike Blumenthal, Trump has never claimed to have served in Vietnam. Blumenthal served in the US Marine Corps Reserve from 1970 to 1976, and was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

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Speaking to an audience at a senior center in Meriden, Blumenthal said the abuse of our country's elders is too often overlooked.

"The president, meanwhile, also railed against the "#fake news on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES & WAPO".

Like the CT senator, Trump also received five military deferments that allowed him to escape service in the Vietnam War.

Replying to his own comment, he added only a moment later, "Hard to believe with 24/7 #Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES, WAPO, the Trump base is getting stronger!" Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a regular Trump target. Trump unleashed another tweet suggesting that Blumenthal take a "long vacation" in Vietnam, "so he can at least say he was there".

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Trump's tweets reference a 2010 New York Times report that landed Blumenthal in hot water over his military record. Since the arrival of Kelly, who joined Trump in Bedminster over the weekend, the president has continued to be active on Twitter.

In response, Blumenthal wrote, "Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now".

The measure would create a three-judge panel to review the president's decisions regarding the special counsel.

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