Kamala Harris: Barr 'lied to Congress'

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Barr, Harris said, “lied to Congress” and "is clearly more interested in representing the president than the American people."

She made the remarks during a keynote speech at the Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund dinner, days after she made headlines for a tense exchange with Barr in which she pressed him on whether he had reviewed special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan 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 evidence before making the decision not to charge Trump with obstruction of justice, as well as whether Trump had ever pressured him to open investigations into specific people.

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On Friday, Harris wrote Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz requesting the same information.

In Harris’s speech, she also pushed back on talk of “electability” with regard to Midwestern states, without explicitly invoking her own candidacy.

"They usually put the Midwest in a simplistic box and a narrow narrative," Harris said, according to the AP. "The conversation too often suggests certain voters will only vote for certain candidates regardless of whether their ideas will lift up all of our families. It's shortsighted. It's wrong. And voters deserve better."

Harris also told the predominantly African American audience that her administration would double the size of the Justice Department’s civil rights division and take further action to hold social media platforms accountable for the spread of misinformation, according to the AP.