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If you’re wondering what exactly spurred the President of the United States to call Senator Richard Blumenthal “the Dick,” look no further than Blumenthal’s appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball last night.

Blumenthal called the Michael Cohen sentencing memo a “bombshell” because of how it lays out how President Donald Trump directed the payments Michael Cohen made to two women.

“And covering up those payments was part of what was done,’ he said, “part of the conspiracy in which Donald Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator. Think of it for a moment. Unindicted co-conspirator.”

Blumenthal continued, “And the further information in this bombshell memorandum shows facts and evidence that link that conspiracy to Russian collusion with the Trump campaign and potentially obstruction of justice. So the pieces of the mosaic or the puzzle are coming into place, and the walls are closing in on Donald Trump and his inner circle, including his family.”

He also told Chris Matthews, “I happen to believe the president could be indicted.”

It’s unclear when the President saw these comments––though Media Matters’ Matthew Gertz flagged that MSNBC showed clips of Blumenthal earlier this afternoon––but he responded with those tweets you’ve no doubt seen by now:

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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