Harris: Integrity of US justice system 'took a real blow' with Barr's actions

Harris: Integrity of US justice system 'took a real blow' with Barr's actions
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSaagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump Warren overtakes Sanders in new poll The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump faces backlash for comparing impeachment to 'lynching' MORE (D-Calif.) told MSNBC Thursday that the integrity of the U.S. justice system "took a real blow" with Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBrennan's CIA a subject of Barr's review of Russia investigation: report Pelosi releases 'fact sheet' saying Trump has 'betrayed his oath of office' Federal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report MORE's classification of the Mueller report. 

"Our justice system and the integrity of that justice system took a real blow today with the presentation of General Barr and also his four-page summary weeks ago," she said while appearing on "All In with Chris Hayes."  


Harris added that in the wake of the report, Congress's job is now "oversight."

"I am looking forward to General Barr coming before the Judiciary Committee," said Harris, who sits on the committee. She noted that she believes he is scheduled to appear May 1 and also called for 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 to appear before Congress. 

Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller report Thursday. He preceded the release with a press conference in which he defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE and explained why he did not determine that the president obstructed justice. 

Some Democrats and media figures questioned whether it was appropriate for Barr to hold the press conference before releasing the report. 

A few weeks before the release, Barr issued a summary of the report in which he said that the report provided no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and not enough evidence to pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump. 

Harris previously served as a prosecutor and as California's attorney general. She is among more than a dozen people competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.