He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?'
Even after over six months in office, #Donald Trump still can't shake the growing Russian scandal that has plagued his presidency.
Trump, who has claimed he doesn't watch CNN, attacked Blumenthal in three tweets.
The comment came after Blumenthal expressed his concern that the president is trying to "politicize" the Justice Department.
Blumenthal doubled down on his assertion by saying that he thinks this strategy may have a "chilling effect on the press and on whistleblowers", and discourage reporting on topics that might be "embarrassing or unwelcome".
Trump's tweets appear to refer to comments the senator made about the investigation into possible Russian collusion during the presidential election.
To Trump's tweet, Blumenthal tweeted back: "Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now". In 2011, website TheSmokingGun obtained records showing Trump received four deferments in college during the Vietnam War, and a medical deferment after he graduated.
The newspaper reported during Blumenthal's 2010 Senate bid that he had mischaracterized his military service during the Vietnam war. During his campaign, it emerged that he had spoken about being "in Vietnam", but never actually saw combat during that war. "And you exemplify it".
He then joined the Marine Corps Reserve, but did not see service in Vietnam. Before that, he served as the Attorney General of CT for 20 years beginning in 1991.
The Judiciary Committee member said it is fine the government takes action against people providing classified information to the press.
"On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service and I regret that. I will always champion the cause of Connecticut's and our nation's veterans". "For years, as a pol in Connecticut, Blumenthal would talk of his great bravery and conquests in Vietnam - except he was never there".
Trump has attacked Blumenthal several times in the past.
"It's incredible, I can't even believe it". At one point, Blumenthal was asked if he's anxious that the Trump-Russia scandal might distract Democrats from focusing on issues that affect Americans more directly, like the economy.