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Blumenthal Says He Helped Kavanaugh Yale Classmate Contact FBI As Trump Blasts Senator

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Photo Credit: File
President Trump slams 'Da Nang Blumenthal,' other top Democrats in Tennessee rally.
President Trump slams 'Da Nang Blumenthal,' other top Democrats in Tennessee rally. Video Credit: Fox News

As President Trump mocked U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal at a Tennessee rally on Monday night, the Connecticut senator revealed he tried to help a Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh send potentially incriminating emails to the FBI.

The emails reportedly show that Kavanaugh's legal team tried to discredit the story of sex assault victim Deborah Ramirez, according to multiple media reports.

Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a college party.

Kerry Berchem, a corporate attorney from Fairfield attended Yale with Kavanaugh and Ramirez.

According to NBC News, Bercham tried to notify the Senate Judiciary Committee of a summary of texts between her and fellow classmate Karen Yarasavage.

Yarasavage reportedly included screen shots of the text messages she received from Kavanaugh and his legal team in emails to Berchem, according to NBC and the Connecticut Post in this report.

Meanwhile, Trump, during a combative rally in Tennesee, challenged Blumenthal and other Democratic senators for their attacks on Kavanaugh.

Trump slammed several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who grilled Kavanaugh during Thursday's nationally televised hearing.

"You have the great Vietnam War hero -- who didn't go to Vietnam -- Blumenthal," Trump said, referring to the Connecticut Democrat who repeatedly suggested in the past that he served on the ground in Vietnam. "How about Blumenthal? We call him 'Da Nang Blumenthal," Trump said.

In 2010, Blumenthal, who received five military deferments before enlisting in the Marine Reserves, said he may have misspoken about his service in Vietnam but would not allow "anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country.”

“On a few occasions I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that and I take full responsibility,” Blumenthal said during a news conference at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Hartford, according to this report by The Hill. “But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country.”

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