'Watching Senator Richard Blumenthal speak of Comey is a joke. "Richie" devised one of the greatest military frauds in U.S. history,' the president charged.
Back in 2010, when Blumenthal, then Connecticut's attorney general, was vying to replace retiring Sen. Chris Dodd, the New York Times unearthed a military record that differed from what the rising politician said publicly.
Blumenthal had requested deferments at least five times, which allowed him to finish his studies at Harvard, complete a graduate fellowship in England, work as a special assistant to Katharine Graham, the pubisher of the Washington Post, and finally, serve in the Nixon administration.
When Blumenthal finally did serve it was Marine Reserve, which, as the Times put it, 'virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam.'
In remarks, Blumenthal would often allude to having served in Vietnam, while in other statements he spoke blatant untruths.