"She was interrupted for asking tough questions".
Harris, the only woman of color on the committee and the former attorney general of California, pressed Rosenstein at the time to give a firm yes or no answer as to whether special counsel Robert Mueller had "full independence" to pursue the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
This was the second hearing in as many weeks where Burr had interrupted Harris. "If there was a normal administration in power, she would probably not be as prominent", said John J. Pitney, a politics professor at Claremont McKenna College in California.
"If you watch her, and I've watched her repeatedly, she doesn't often times let people answer the question". 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.
At Comey's hearing last week, he revealed that Jeff Sessions "lingered" when President Trump asked that he and Comey be left alone in the Oval Office for a private meeting where the president said, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".
And she made the crucial observation that we must reject "the false choice presented by our politics that you have to choose between caring about economic issues or caring about 'women's issues.' You can not separate them". But he did not cite any specific DOJ rules, although he continued to refer to an established set of policy as if it existed.
Harris: I do want you to be honest. Harris then asked Sessions about how he communicated with Donald Trump both during the campaign and following election night and pressed him on a Department of Justice policy that he referenced as the reason why he couldn't directly comment on his conversations with Trump regarding Russian Federation.
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Their relationship initially made headlines since Brown's mother had helped raise Gordon and the two had grown up together. Sometime after sunrise, Leal broke free from Gordon and ran into his sleeping mother's bedroom, the report says.
This week, it was deja vu all over again, as Harris questioned Sessions about his role as a campaign stand-in for Trump and contacts he had had with the Russians.
SESSIONS: I'm unable to answer the questions. But because she is a Black female, many in the mainstream are condemning her. McCain tried to silence her, and Sessions disrespected her when he openly laughed in her face.
"Senators will allow the chair to control the hearing", Burr said, pointing to McCain. Harris let him answer. 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.
Executive privilege allows the president to resist certain subpoenas and other interventions.
TOOBIN: Well, and also, remember, they are dealing with very tight time deadlines.
The hearing on Tuesday was Round Two for Harris.
"I don't recall you as being particularly vocal on such issues", McCain pointed out.
Burr: Will the senator suspend? She cut off the attorney general when he dodged her question and repeated what she was asking him, which led him to claim she was going too fast and making him nervous.