Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) predicted that special counsel Robert Mueller has additional indictments coming — which may target Donald Trump, Jr.
Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, was interviewed on Friday by “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on MSNBC.
Matthews asked, “What happens if the special counsel goes after family?”
“I think that special counsel is a by-the-book prosecutor that’s going to respect the high standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” he replied.
Prior to joining the Senate, Blumenthal served four years as the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut and 20 years as the state’s attorney general.
“If he goes after members of the Trump family, he will have a very powerful case, but two points to keep in mind, Chris. It’s not only special counsel that is a threat to the Trump family, it’s also the Southern District of New York and state authorities and they may have a lot more on financial crimes against Donald Trump, Jr. and others,” he explained.
“And the last point I’d make is Donald Trump, Jr. testified before various Congressional committees — including the Senate Judiciary Committee — and I believe there are very, very serious questions about his truthfulness in testimony before that committee, based not only on Michael Cohen’s testimony, but on other facts and circumstances that have come to our attention,” he continued.
“There may be a very, very powerful case against Don Trump, Jr. and others in the Trump family,” Blumenthal noted. “And we have yet to see the end of the special counsel in terms of indictments, I believe.”
“There’s more coming,” he added.
Trump plans to attack the ‘left wing mob’ in culture war tirade at Mount Rushmore: report
On Friday evening, President Donald Trump will deliver a Fourth of July speech in front of Mount Rushmore. And according to ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the president plans to use the speech to engage in culture war saber-rattling, attacking the "left wing mob" for pushing to remove Confederate statues and other monuments that glorify racist aspects of American history.
Trump Rushmore speech will slam “left wing mob” trying to tear down “our history," campaign official briefed tells @ABC News
‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’
Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.
"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."
DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime
On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.
YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3
Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%
This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.