Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Sen. Kamala Harris: "When we use our voices, we've got the power".

Sen. Kamala Harris questions former FBI Director James Comey at a Senate committee hearing on June 8 Sen. Kamala Harris questions former FBI Director James Comey at a Senate committee hearing on June 8
Erik Tate | 17 June, 2017, 11:24

But twice now, Harris has been interrupted and chastised by male senators for her style of questioning during the hearings.

Bila fired back and noted that all of the women around the table of "The View" interrupt one another constantly. Kamala Harris that makes certain men around her nervous. Mark Warner, the Virginia Democrat who sits next to Burr and is the vice chairman on the committee - interrupted Sessions' answers before and after Harris spoke. Sessions had essentially been refusing to assert executive privilege-which could be challenged in court and knocked down-citing a "longstanding DOJ policy" for his decision. Harris pushed on and Richard Burr, the chair of the committee, asked her to show Rosenstein the courtesy of letting him not answer her question.

Harris and former Alabama Senator Sessions have something in common: Harris was also an Attorney General, serving in California from 2011 to 2017 before being sworn into the Senate.

It was a simple question.

Harris was pressing Sessions to explain why he wouldn't answer certain questions. "Since it came to light Sessions misled during his testimony in front of the Senate, I have called on him to resign", she tweeted.

"Senators will allow the chair to control the hearing", Burr said, pointing to McCain.

Over on CBS' Late Show, Stephen Colbert brought up Miller's treatment of Harris in his monologue about Sessions' testimony.

Gunman's Widow Hadn't Spoken With Him Before He left Home
Contacted by AL.com on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment. He spewed left-wing talking points on Facebook , consistently railing against Republicans and the wealthy.

CAMEROTA: OK. So they were arguing that he should be able to answer the question.

In her questioning of Sessions, Harris, a former prosecutor who previously served as attorney general of California, pulled no punches as she attempted to address all her concerns in the few minutes she had with him.

Harris was asking whether Rosenstein would give unlimited authority to Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel appointed in May to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, when Burr and McCain interjected. And we talked about the real principle that is at stake is one that I have some appreciation for as having spent 15 years in the department of justice, 12 as United States attorney. She did, but wasn't satisfied as Sessions continued to evade.

MILLER: "From my perspective ― my, I would say, objective perspective ― I mean it was.it didn't seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or get to the bottom of it".

"(Women of color) understand what Kamala D. Harris is dealing with", Tanzina Vega, a CNN reporter who covers race and inequality, wrote on Twitter.

Her dogged attempts at Tuesday's hearing into Russian-Trump connections to get Sessions to share what he knew and when he knew it once again turned a congressional session into a less than decorous brouhaha. Kamala Harris - and they like what they see. "Ron Wyden was, would you say that?" "And what I think is so offensive is that she is the most even-keeled, stately person that you will meet". Wyden was really trying to get to the bottom of answers either.

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