Dodd was speaking in favor of legislation on mental health at the Institute of Living in Hartford.
The Hartford Courant quoted Dodd as saying, "That's probably what I should have explained earlier and didn't, and I apologize to you for not laying this out. 'Why wasn't he willing to turn over documents? What's the reason?' The reason is, of course, there's this ongoing inquiry."
The Courant reported that he denied any wrongdoing. "I never sought any special treatment. I never was offered any special treatment," he said.
Last week the Senator told Fox 61's Shelly Sindland he was tired of answering questions about the mortgages he received from Countrywide Financial, a major player in the subprime mortgage crisis. Dodd said, "I understand there are some other questions and we'll get to it at another time."
A that time when Sindland asked if he would release the records, Dodd said, "The mortgage stuff is public ...it's in the public record--so, certainly we will at some point."
Senator Dodd also said he thought people are more worried about the economy than what's in his mortgage documents.
However, critics like State Republican Party Chair Chris Healy said his sweetheart deal, could be part of the problem. Healy said last week, "Countrywide Financial spent a lot of money trying to win friends in Washington and what they did is they got many people like Senator Dodd---not to be paying attention, as many banks were falling and failing." Healy continued, "There must be something there---there must be something there either embarrassing to him or something much worse."