Sen. Kamala Harris’s is unfazed by the fact that President Donald Trump called her “nasty,” on Wednesday, apparently in response to her tough questioning of Attorney General Bill Barr.
But thanks to her relentless questioning, Barr revealed key details about the handling of Special Counselor Robert Mueller’s report during the contentious hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reports.
Trump weighed in on Fox Business Wednesday, saying “Barr performed incredibly well,” but then host Trish Regan reminded him of Harris’s tough questioning.
“She was probably very nasty,” he responded.
“You have three of them running against me, and they’re up there ranting and raving like lunatics.”
So Thursday on the program New Day, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Harris what Trump’s name-calling was about.
“God only knows,” Harris said.
“We have a president of the united states whose primary interest — I think that’s been clear as a result of what we know from the Mueller report — has been to obstruct justice,” she added. “My primary interest is to pursue justice, and you can call that whatever name you want, but I think that’s what the American people want in a leader.”
She also lambasted Barr, accusing him of failing to answer her questions in order to avoid potential perjury charges.
Harris grilled Barr intently, wanting to know if he had actually reviewed the evidence in Mueller’s report since he was after all, responsible for the charging decision. According to CNN, her questioning revealed that neither Barr or Deputy Attorney General read the report before deciding not to charge Trump with obstruction of justice.
And Barr also couldn’t tell Harris whether White House officials have suggested he open an investigation into any individual. In the hearing’s aftermath, she called for Barr to resign and wondered “whether or not our democracy is intact.”
Perhaps with Trump as president that’s a good question to ask.
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