Thursday, May 30, 2024


Blumenthal: Comey’s Comments ‘Cryptic’ and Actions ‘Highly Unusual’

By Ana Radelat

Washington – Calling the move “highly unusual,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal today weighed in on FBI Director Patrick Comey’s decision to tell Congress that his agency may have found more emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server.

While stepping back from demanding Comey’s resignation, as some Democrats have done, Blumenthal said Comey has a lot of explaining to do about his “cryptic” comments.

“As a former federal prosecutor and state attorney general, I believe there is serious reason for concern regarding Director Comey’s cryptic comments and hope that more facts will be disclosed as quickly as possible,” Blumenthal said in a statement. “Such actions are highly unusual and urgently require explanation.”

Comey rocked the race for the White House last week when he said emails pertinent to the closed investigation into Clinton’s email server were discovered on a computer belonging to former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

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Warren Rossell, 94

Warren Clare Rossell of Westport (known in the business world as Dusty Rossell), long active in Westport community affairs, died Oct. 27. He was 94. Image
Warren Rossell: active in community affairs. Contributed photo

He had been a vice president at five advertising agencies in their creative departments as writer, TV commercial producer, creative director and account supervisor. The agencies were Ketchum, MacLeod & Grove, Sawdon & Bess, Grisworld Eshelman, Ross Roy and William Esty. He worked in both New York and Pittsburgh. Accounts included Texaco, Heinz and Wendy’s. He was also an executive producer at EUE Screen Gems, the TV Commercial Division of Columbia Pictures.

He and his family moved to Westport in 1962 where he became an active member of the community. He was a former president of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston and sang with their choral group, The Hoot Owls. He was a member of the board of directors of the Westport Country Playhouse and was founder and president of the Playhouse Guild.

He was a board member of the Westport Weston Health District and had been elected to the Westport Representative Town Meeting from District 3. He was president of the Syracuse University Alumni of Fairfield County.

Absentee Ballots Available Saturday, Too

Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss announced today that the Town Clerk’s office will be open for absentee voting on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The application form is also available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as well as online by downloading here.

Registered voters can qualify for absentee ballots if: they are: in the armed forces; have an illness or physical disability; have religious beliefs that forbid secular activity on the day of the election; are working as an election official at polling places; or will be out of town during the hours of voting. For further information, call (203) 341-1110.

Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, when the polls officially close.