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sober account: Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the special counsel's criminal investigation is serious and could result in obstruction of justice charges.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., holds a thumb drive during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, with petitions calling for the Senate to reject Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, to accept petitions calling for the Senate to reject Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 27, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, says that the era of victim-blaming for college sexual assaults is over. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, says that the era of victim-blaming for college sexual assaults is over. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This Feb. 27, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senators say they’re frustrated with the government’s slow pace at writing new rail safety regulations in light of recent fiery freight train accidents and a deadly commuter train derailment. Blumenthal warned witnesses at a Senate hearing Thursday, “one of the things we're going to do here is impose accountability". (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, has pushed for more transparency in financial markets, contracting and higher education since taking office in 2011, but he recently went to federal court to keep some of his own records from public view. (Associated Press)

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, far right, does some good humored ribbing of Congressman Joe Courtney, left, while Connecticut Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal laugh along after Congressman Courtney's late arrival to the ground breaking ceremony for the National Coast Guard Museum at the City Pier Stage on Waterfront Park in New London, Conn., Friday May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/The Day, Tim Cook)

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, has pushed for more transparency in financial markets, contracting and higher education since taking office in 2011, but he recently went to federal court to keep some of his own records from public view. (Associated Press)

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Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with Senators during a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D, Vt., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D- Conn., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with Senators during a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D, Vt., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D- Conn., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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FILE - This Feb. 27, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senators say they’re frustrated with the government’s slow pace at writing new rail safety regulations in light of recent fiery freight train accidents and a deadly commuter train derailment. Blumenthal warned witnesses at a Senate hearing Thursday, “one of the things we're going to do here is impose accountability". (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)