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Before the hearing, Harris had clarified her stance on Twitter, saying that she would "focus on gathering the facts and information surrounding a few questions".
It seems the embattled Trump administration has a long road to go before there is any conclusion in the Russian Federation investigation, and it is nearly a guarantee that Senator Harris will be present for more questioning at future hearings.
Sessions, however, seemed to struggle as he was asked to name the policy he cited.
Harris had been asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about whether he would sign a letter stating that the special counsel appointed to lead the Russian Federation probe would be fully independent from Department of Justice.
Sessions said he had conversations regarding the "general strategic concept" that the US and Russian Federation could forge a more harmonious relationship.
"It's a Greek word: hysterical, hysteria, I guess, which means uterus, as in 'grab them by the ...' Like that", she said. I mean the short version is, yes, witnesses before a Senate hearing, a House hearing, a court hearing have a right to not answer questions if doing so would violate some legal obligation or privilege.
The voice of conservatism/sensibility on the panel, Jed Bila, pointed out the blatantly obvious fishing involved in suggesting that interrupting Harris is tantamount to sexism, particularly when she herself interrupts anyone whom she questions.
Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen.
"Senators will allow the chair to control the hearing", Burr replied. But, why though? The simple answer appears to be that Senator's Harris interactions with those testifying and her colleagues indeed makes them all uncomfortable.
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As Sessions did his best to dodge Harris's questions, the junior California Senator kept her barrage on full blast for the entire 6-minute episode.
Here's the entire awkward exchange. Just last week, Burr and McCain cut Harris off as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein repeatedly refused to answer one of her questions.
"Chairman", McCain protested to Sen.
We've talked about this before.
Harris: Is that policy in writing somewhere?
"So, did you not consult [that policy] before you came before this committee knowing we would ask you questions about that?" He asked, "Have you ever ever in any of these fantastical situations heard of a plot line so ridiculous that a sitting United States senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded at an open setting with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of espionage?"
Burr agreed and shut down her line of questioning. "Wyden was trying to get to the bottom of answers either".
As you'd expect from a former federal prosecutor, Harris drilled down.
After asserting that investigation was fairly far out in the weeds, Cotton posed his first question to Sessions.
Jun 17 2017
Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike
She noted that the Russians have said they are still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was actually at the meeting they bombed. Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike.
Jun 16 2017
Pence lawyers up in expanding Russian Federation probe
According to the Washington Post , Pence wants to be prepared for impending congressional committee inquiries as well as Mueller. Richard Cullen has a long record as a high-profile attorney in Washington, particularly in Republican circles.
Jun 15 2017
Trump Renominates Rosenworcel to FCC Commissioner
Trump announced his intention to nominate Rosenworcel late Tuesday, and Pai was quick to voice his support for the move. Pai is reportedly considering Brendan Carr , now the acting FCC general counsel and a former staffer in Pai's office.
Jun 14 2017
Verizon Takes Over Yahoo To Complete $4.5 Billion Deal
Since she took control in 2012, the company did more than triple its stock price, and Mayer noted that in her goodbye post. This is likely due to the number of hacks that were made public after Verizon announced the acquisition previous year .
Jun 14 2017
Democrats seek distance from impeachment call
It's only 143 days into Donald Trump's presidency, and articles of impeachment have been drafted . Brad Sherman to being the process for impeachment, according to a Democratic source in the room.
Jun 13 2017
Shadow of the Colossus remake announced for the PlayStation 4
Originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005, " Shadow of the Colossus " is something of a landmark in gaming history. Take a look at the trailer here! The trailer showcased Wander's battle against several of the game's attractive colossi.
Jun 12 2017
United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority
The start of Brexit talks due on June 19 risk being pushed back, as the Conservatives debate whether to rethink their strategy . Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit.
Jun 12 2017
Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . King: "Why are you not answering?" Mark Warner of Virginia, said in his opening statement.
Jun 12 2017
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote
Safe-haven gold and US Treasuries drifted lower and futures markets pointed to Wall Street opening modestly higher. There was much less drama elsewhere, as the Japanese yen gave up early gains and eased to 110.38 per dollar.
Jun 12 2017
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
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