Kamala Harris responds to Trump calling her 'nasty'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate 2020 Democrats recognize Pronouns Day MORE (D-Calif.) fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE after he called her “nasty” following her questioning of Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrMatthew Shepard's parents blast Barr's LGBTQ record in anniversary of hate crime law Trump denies knowledge of Barr meeting in Italy, says it would be appropriate Mulvaney helped organize controversial Ukraine meeting MORE during Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. 

“We have a president of the United States whose primary interest I think that has been clear as a result of what we know as a result of the Mueller report, his primary interest has been to obstruct justice," Harris said during an appearance on CNN that was circulated by her presidential campaign. "My primary interest is to pursue justice. You can call that whatever name you want, but I think that's what the American people want in a leader.”

Harris was referring to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s final conclusions, which laid out 10 “episodes” of possibly obstructive acts from Trump into investigations probing Russia's election interference in 2016.

Barr declined to bring charges against the president but Mueller opened the door for Congress to conduct obstruction of justice investigations.

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The California Democrat, a former attorney general for the state, grilled Barr on Wednesday over his handling of Mueller’s report in a line of questioning that led him to say he did not look at the underlying evidence in the special counsel’s report before deciding not to pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump.

“She was probably very nasty,” the president said of Harris on Fox Business on Wednesday night, adding that other presidential candidates on the committee were hard on Barr to score “political points.”

Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats recognize Pronouns Day Third-quarter fundraising sets Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg apart The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump seeks distance from Syria crisis MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets Progressive action group defends Warren over dodging of 'Medicare for all' questions The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump seeks distance from Syria crisis MORE (D-Minn.) also sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Wednesday’s interview marked the second time in less than a week that Trump called Harris “nasty.” Speaking to Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Trump said she has “a little bit of a nasty wit, but that might be it.”