Kamala Harris, California Senator and Woman of Color, Makes Jeff Sessions 'Nervous'

Kamala Harris, California Senator and Woman of Color, Makes Jeff Sessions 'Nervous'

It the makes me nervous. "Okay, I just wanted to clear that up". Kamala Harris, D-Calif., interrupted in a way that her counterparts had not experienced.

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.