Sen. Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DNA

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was cut off by Republican senators Tuesday as she questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the latest high-profile Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in its investigation into Russian election interference.

This week, it's her questioning - either tough or rude, depending on one's vantage point - of Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee that has pushed Harris once again into the headlines and onto the TV talking-head shows.

Sessions then gave a winding answer that exhausted the rest of Harris's time, and he did not answer whether he had seen a written rule.

After playing the initial clip of Session's testimony, Joy Behar noted, with a remarkable lack of self awareness, that Sessions, who was forced to rush through testimony given under threat of perjury, needed to avoid getting his "panties in a twist".

Sessions was so jarred by her onslaught that he even blurted out "I'm not able to be rushed this fast, it makes me nervous". Miller commended Sessions for having "knocked away some of the hysteria from Kamala Harris and some of the Democrats who wanted to make this a big partisan show". But even more risky to the Republican project of despot-protection, she is perhaps the most talented cross-examiner on the panel. When men were in the minority, however, they did not speak up less. Harris challenged U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III on his evasiveness regarding his ties to Russia and meetings with Russian officials when he was an adviser for the Trump campaign.

"If I don't qualify, it you'll accuse me of lying so I need to be correct as best as I can".

"The policy is based on the principle that the president ..."

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Sessions: "I don't recall it".

A harsh critic of Trump and friend to former President Barack Obama, Sen. And it is improper for agents of any of the department of any departments in the executive branch to waive that privilege without a clear approval of the president.

Some will argue that there was nothing inappropriate about Sessions' and McCain's actions. He apparently has a awful memory, not to mention an extreme lack of curiosity. He can't remember whether he met Kislyak at a small, private reception attended by both men prior to a Trump campaign speech at the Mayflower hotel in April, or assuming that he did, what he might have said to the ambassador. Richard Burr amid Harris's questioning, "The witness should be allowed to answer the question".

Sessions was attending his own hearing regarding the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, and particularly focused on some claims made by former FBI Director James Comey.

This clearly frustrated not only Sessions but also other members of the committee.

Bila also pointed out similar discussions during the debates between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Indeed, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Sessions then squinted and the corners of his mouth turned up ever so slightly.

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