Sen. Blumenthal calls on Sessions and Rosenstein to testify

- FILE - Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) (WTNH / Tom Parent)

HARTFORD. Conn. (WTNH)– A top Connecticut lawmaker wants to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions under oath on the Russia investigation. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal made his case for that Friday.

On Thursday, we had that bombshell testimony from former FBI Director Jim Comey. Friday, we have Senator Richard Blumenthal calling for the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to come testify in front of his committee.

Blumenthal was there in the audience Thursday as Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Blumenthal is not on that committee, so he could not ask questions. He did say that Comey painted a picture of a president abusing his power.

Related: Senator Richard Blumenthal comments on Comey testimony

Blumenthal says Comey also pointed out how his bosses in the justice department should have insured the FBI’s independence as it investigates possible ties between the Trump administration and Russian hacking of the election. So Blumenthal wants to have the two top men in the justice department come and testify before the committee he is on, the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about their actions.

“The failure of the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy, to protect the FBI, to take action to safeguard the FBI,” said Blumenthal.

You may remember Sessions has had to recuse himself from anything to do with the Russia probe because of his ties to Russia, and Rod Rosenstein was the person who wrote the memo President Trump originally cited as the reason he fired Comey, before he said that he intended to fire Comey all along.

No word on when a hearing like that would take place, but Blumenthal says it is crucial to keep investigating the Russia ties, because the same interference could happen again in upcoming elections.

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