Kamala Harris questioning cut off for second week in a row

For the second week in a row, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was cut off from her questioning of a witness at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

The first time was last week as she questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

On Tuesday, it was as she asked questions to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsA better way to run the Federal Bureau of Prisons Trump admin erases key environmental enforcement tool DOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda MORE.

Harris had been asking whether Sessions had reviewed any written rule giving him permission to refuse to answer questions without invoking executive privilege, which Sessions had done throughout the hearing.

Sessions claimed he could refuse to answer questions the president may later exert privilege upon.

Sessions declined to answer Harris’s question as she pushed for a yes or no answer as to whether he had reviewed a policy or rule that was in writing.

“You knew that you would be asked these questions when you relied on that policy,” Harris interjected. “Did you not ask your staff to see the rule that would be the basis of your refusing to answer…”

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain says no one in Republican Party carries 'voice of reason' after husband's death Anti-gun violence organization endorses Kelly's Senate bid McCain's family, McCain Institute to promote #ActsOfCivility in marking first anniversary of senator's death MORE (R-Ariz.) then objected, saying Harris was not allowing Sessions to answer the question.

“Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the question,” McCain said.

As Sessions chuckled at the commotion, Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrHoekstra emerges as favorite for top intelligence post Trump casts uncertainty over top intelligence role Trump withdraws Ratcliffe as Intelligence pick MORE (R-N.C.) said he would run his own committee but instructed Harris to allow Sessions to answer.

Sessions then gave a winding answer that exhausted the rest of Harris’s time, and he did not answer whether he had seen a written rule.

Harris later criticized Sessions’s remarks on Twitter.