Jun 17 2017
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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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.
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
Gambia Refuses To Take Sides In Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute
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Jun 16 2017
Pence lawyers up in expanding Russian Federation probe
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Jun 16 2017
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Jun 15 2017
Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title
The pair each pocketed €2.1 million (£1.8 million) for winning from an overall tournament purse of €36 million (£32 million). Nadal's ascendency to his 10th French Open title was never in doubt after the first serve of the match.
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
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Jun 13 2017
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, reach semi final
Fakhar, comfortable in his role as the designated aggressor up front, hit three boundaries in the third over against Malinga. Pakistan will be advancing to cricket's Champions Trophy semifinals after defeating Sri Lanka 237/7 to 236/10 on Monday.
Jun 13 2017
Ex-NBA star Rodman set to arrive in N. Korea
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is reportedly on his way to visit North Korea and is expected to land in the country on Tuesday. In February 2013, when North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, Kim Jong Un invited Rodman to watch a basketball game.
Jun 12 2017
Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key
The DUP opposes same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where it is not legal. But for now, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says reports of a plot to remove May herself is " tripe ".
Jun 12 2017
Cosby's accuser denies they were romantically involved
For years Cosby was feted by millions as "America's Dad" for his role as a lovable obstetrician and father on The Cosby Show . But Constand said she was returning calls Cosby made to her university-issued cellphone about the basketball team.
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