Kamala Harris responds to Trump calling her 'nasty'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCDFIs have proven they're the right tool to help small business, let's give them what they need to do the job The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Omicron tests vaccines; Bob Dole dies at 98 Biden cannot allow his domestic fumbles to transfer to the world stage MORE (D-Calif.) fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE after he called her “nasty” following her questioning of Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHolding defiant Trump witnesses to account, Jan. 6 committee carries out Congress's constitutional role Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official Appeals court questions Biden DOJ stance on Trump obstruction memo 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) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG 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 BookerMaternal and child health legislation must be prioritized now Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGOP Sen. Braun says abortion laws should be left up to states Klobuchar says 'best way' to protect abortion rights is to codify Roe v. Wade into law Sunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant 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.”