Phony hero Senator Dick Blumenthal accused of sexual assault in 1979.
His Democrat supporters call it a “web robot attack.”
Maybe it was the Russians?
As charges of sexual improprieties shake the landscape around entertainment and politics, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his staff on Friday were investigating what they believe is a hoax by an Internet troll involving a woman who says she was harassed and assaulted when he was U.S. attorney nearly 40 years ago.
“These allegations are completely and unequivocally false. We are looking into the origins of these untrue claims,” said Maria McElwain, Blumenthal’s communications director.
Someone – possibly a web robot – calling themselves Linda Flores of Cheshire claimed that Blumenthal assaulted her when she was a summer intern in 1979. Blumenthal went on to the state Senate, and then became the state’s longtime attorney general before winning the U.S. Senate seat. He was U.S. Attorney from 1977 until 1981.
The Linda Flores twitter account was taken down later today.
Democrats say it was a bot attack!