Blumenthal claims the book, "The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History" by author Lee Smith, is defamatory. The book includes allegations "about the origin of the Russia probe and the involvement of Democratic operatives with the unverified anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele."
A source familiar with the matter told Fox News unambiguously, "The Clinton machine wanted to intimidate Lee." Additionally, the source said Blumenthal sent "threatening letters" to the author and publisher, Center Street. Author Lee Smith said "People in the Clinton world are keen for this book not to come out."
Perhaps Blumenthal is concerned with more than just his good friends Hil and Bill. Blumenthal himself was linked to the Russia investigation when former Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) "implied in a 2018 Fox News interview that the Clinton confidant was a key link in the chain of information that helped created the Steele dossier."