Trump’s tweets lashing out at Blumenthal came after the Connecticut senator’s Monday appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” where he criticized the Trump Justice Department for its new leak policy, questioning the “personal and political” motives from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the White House.
“I’m concerned that the Justice Department is weaponizing these laws for its personal and political ends, and specifically, for the White House’s purposes,” Blumenthal said, questioning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement last week of a new counterintelligence unit to prioritize cases involving unauthorized disclosures, in an effort to crackdown on administration leaks.
Blumenthal added: “What we know about the Trump administration so far has been a result of very good reporting,” Blumenthal said. “I believe when the history of this era is written, the heroes will be the free press and the independent judiciary who have upheld the rule of law against threats by the Trump administration.”
In a tweet of his own, Blumenthal responded to Trump by saying: “Your bullying hasn’t worked before and it won’t work now. No one is above the law.