Senator Richard Blake is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
After graduating from law school, Senator Blake worked for a while as a district attorney before his appointment to the United States Senate, representing the state of Louisiana.
He presided over the hearing into Lincoln Clay's crusade against the Marcano Crime Family during the summer and fall of 1968 in New Bordeaux, which took place in September of 1971, listening to testimony from former CIA operative John Donovan, who aided Lincoln in his efforts and who personally approached the Committee in order to testify before them.
After it was alleged by Donovan at his hearing that Senator Blake later conspired with figures in the American Mafia, including Sal Marcano, to murder President Kennedy, ostensibly to further his political career, Donovan gunned him down.
- Senator Blake is a Democrat.