Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for a law to ''provide protection against Donald Trump firing the special counsel'' and said he would not be ''distracted or bullied'' by Trump's critical tweets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Judiciary Committee, called for a law that "will provide protection against Donald Trump firing the special counsel." Speaking during a news conference in Connecticut, Blumenthal was asked how he felt about President Donald Trump's tweets attacking him. Trump tweeted Monday, "Never in U.S. history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal..." "Our national security and rule of law are at stake and I am not going to be distracted or bullied by these slurs," Blumenthal said. Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the New York Times reported on Friday. Trump has denied any collusion between his campaign and Russia and called the investigation a "witch hunt."