Harris fundraises off Barr testimony: Americans 'deserve truth and integrity'

Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Kamala Harris to Trump: 'Keep George Floyd's name out of your mouth' New England Patriots owner pledges M to social justice causes MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd's death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week Paul clashes with Booker, Harris over anti-lynching bill Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd MORE (N.J.) sent out fundraising blasts Wednesday afternoon following their questioning of Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrSunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd's death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week Trump is playing with fire rather than leading Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters MORE on Capitol Hill.

Harris and Booker, who both sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined other Democrats on the panel in pressing Barr about his handling of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report about his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

A former federal prosecutor, Harris made headlines Wednesday when Barr admitted in response to her questioning that he did not review Mueller’s underlying evidence before concluding that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMitt Romney invokes late father during the Civil Rights Movement amid protests White House wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to control protests: reports Zuckerberg, Chan-funded scientists pen 'letter of concern' over Trump, misinformation MORE did not obstruct probes into Russia's election meddling.

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"Bill Barr is acting more like the President’s personal attorney than the Attorney General of the United States. His job is to defend the rule of law and serve the American people, not shield the President from justice. He made something very clear today: he must resign," Harris wrote in her email to supporters. 

"I’m running for president because the American people deserve truth and integrity from their elected leaders. That’s not what we’re getting right now. If you’re with me in this fight, I need you now," she added.

"William Barr has shown with actions in his handling of the Mueller Report’s release and with words in his testimony to Congress today that he’s put his political loyalty to Donald Trump before his duty to our country," Booker said in his email to supporters while also calling for Barr to resign.

The attorney general has emerged as a top target of Democratic presidential contenders after it was revealed Tuesday that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about the attorney general's four-page summary of the Russia probe sent to Congress in late March.

Mueller said in a letter to Barr that the summary of the special counsel probe "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions."