Senator Kamala Harris Rocks Pink Jacket While Going In On The Attorney General
Harris' questioning was not quite a repeat from her May performance, but it was close.
December 12, 2019 at 8:27 pm
Sen. Kamala Harris once again took the opportunity to tear into Attorney General William Barr at Thursday's Senate hearing. Barr has recently been critical of findings published in a report by DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz, and Harris has had enough.
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The report, according to The Hill, found that the FBI's decision to open an investigation into Trump's campaign associates was not motivated by political bias; however, it also showed there were "significant inaccuracies and omissions" in the FBI's application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court.
"You have the power and the duty to investigate misconduct committed by the attorney general of the United States, who is doing the bidding of the president to undermine our intelligence community," Harris said to Horowitz. "And I trust you take that duty seriously.”
Horowitz offered a rebuttal before coming together with Harris, arguing in favor of legislation that would allow him to launch investigations into the attorney general.
"It was going to go to the Office of Professional Responsibility. The choice was whether to join that investigation or not. But that wasn’t initiated through us," Horowitz said, indicating to Harris he would support a law change. "That’s the important point. The law has to change, Senator."
This hearing comes after a more direct confrontation Harris had with Attorney General Barr back in May.
"Has the president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone, yes or no, please, sir?” she asked. “Seems you would remember something like that and tell us.”
Although Harris recently dropped out of the 2020 presidential race due to fundraising concerns, she has not skipped a beat in asserting her dominance in the Senate.