Kamala Harris: Voters want president who can prosecute 'the case' against Trump

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“I also believe that what voters are going to want is they are going to want that there is someone who has the proven ability to prosecute the case against this administration and this president,” Harris, a 2020 presidential candidate, said on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

“And that is going to be about having an ability and a proven ability to be able to articulate the evidence that makes the case for why we need new leadership in this country.”

Host Jimmy Kimmel responded by asking if that meant she would prosecute Trump and his "various hench characters" if she became president. 

"I am very supportive of Bob Mueller being able to finish his process and do his job," Harris replied, referring to Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's special counsel investigation into Russia's election interference and if the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin. 

The comments from Harris came as she discussed many issues related to the 2020 presidential campaign, which already includes a crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge Trump. 

Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersAndrew Cuomo: Biden has best chance at 'main goal' of beating Trump Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds Buttigieg responds to accusation of pushing a 'hate hoax' about Pence MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJulián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice 'in very concrete ways' Poll: Biden tops Sanders nationally Pete Buttigieg: 'God doesn't have a political party' MORE (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkePoll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump team fights back over Dem subpoena 2020 Dems back repeal of controversial New Hampshire voting law MORE (D-Texas) are among many prominent names that have announced bids for the Democratic nomination. 

Harris, a former prosecutor, has repeatedly criticized the Trump administration in the last two years. She said during her campaign launch in January that foreign powers are "infecting the White House like malware."

Harris has also continually advocated for efforts to protect Mueller's investigation. 

She said shortly after she launched her White House bid in January that her "highest priority" was to protect Mueller and his ability to finish his investigation. 

Trump has repeatedly derided Mueller's investigation, often referring to it as a "witch hunt."