Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisStefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' Live coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate Florida woman faces five years in prison for threatening to kill Harris MORE (D-Calif.) is demanding that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Milley moved to limit Trump military strike abilities after Jan. 6, Woodward book claims: report Former US attorney enters race for governor in Pennsylvania MORE appear before Congress and give her a definitive answer on whether President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE's administration ever requested he investigate anyone.
The 2020 presidential candidate made the call just hours after the White House released a memo of a July phone call in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to work with Barr and Trump attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiRoger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview FEC finds Twitter didn't break law by blocking spread of Hunter Biden story Juan Williams: The toxic legacy of Trump's corruption MORE to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE and his son Hunter Biden over allegations of corruption.
Harris, an outspoken critic of Trump and Barr, raised alarm over the developments, pointing to footage from May of the attorney general's congressional testimony regarding former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate 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 Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's report.
"I asked Attorney General Barr in May: did the White House ever ask him to investigate anyone? He wouldn't answer," she said on Twitter. "Barr needs to come back to Congress and answer that question again. Under oath."
I asked Attorney General Barr in May: did the White House ever ask him to investigate anyone? He wouldn't answer.— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) September 25, 2019
Barr needs to come back to Congress and answer that question again. Under oath.
This time, he better have an answer. https://t.co/ybObJ1GC53
During a Senate Judiciary Committee in May, Harris appeared to catch Barr off guard when she asked him whether the White House had ever asked or suggested he open up an investigation into anyone.
Barr hesitated, before asking the senator to repeat the question. He later said he was being cautious because he was "trying to grapple with the word 'suggest.'"