There are plenty of valid concerns as to why it would not be sufficient for Robert Mueller’s eventual report to simply be released to Congress and never to the public, or worse, that it could be redacted so heavily as to render it meaningless.
That’s why on Monday morning, a bipartisan bill to make sure that the report does officially become a matter of public record — since it’s widely assumed that large portions of it would leak anyway — was so important to pass. And pass it did, with bipartisan support.
One of the main sponsors of that bill in the Senate is one of Donald Trump’s favorite adversaries, however. Senator Richard Blumenthal has been at odds with Trump since he took office, and has delivered among the fieriest and most impassioned speeches against him in the last two years. Trump hates that. But what he hates more is when people bring up how his son is pretty much headed for prison shortly, which Senator Blumenthal reminded America of on Monday night on the Rachel Maddow program.
Speaking about the reasons why it’s important to underscore the public release of the report by making it an official release, Blumenthal actually cited Don Jr. by name on air, and the fact that the President’s eldest son is known at this point to have perjured himself before Congress when he testified last year — a felony federal offense.
Sen. Blumenthal: “…behind closed doors, there arose in my mind, very clearly, questions, serious issues, concerning their truthfulness. And that issue pertained particularly to Donald Trump Jr. in a number of his contentions before our committee…” pic.twitter.com/mX9UZdgib5
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 29, 2019
Surprise, surprise! Just moments after the segment aired on MSNBC, Trump was on Twitter tearing Blumenthal apart, calling him names, telling the same lies he’s told about him for months:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019
You don’t have to wonder too hard what’s got Trump so worked up: He knows after Don Jr, he’s next.
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