Kamala Harris responds to Trump calling her 'nasty'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Team Trump criticizes Sanders for vote against USMCA MORE (D-Calif.) fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE after he called her “nasty” following her questioning of Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrParnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult' Parnas says he's speaking out because of betrayal from associates: 'I felt like my family left me' Overnight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon 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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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 BookerNew Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Team Trump criticizes Sanders for vote against USMCA MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSanders says he's concerned about lost campaign time during impeachment trial Sanders touts vote against Trump trade deal backed by primary rivals New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar 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.”