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Kamala Harris needs to re-read the Constitution

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Kamala Harris needs to re-read the Constitution

Kamala Harris needs to re-read the Constitution
May 06
13:40 2019

California Senator Kamala Harris is a lawyer and former prosecutor, so you would think that she would have some understanding of the American version of rule-of-law and the United States Constitutions that sets the framework.  Apparently not.

She is all over CNN and MSNBC because of her questions of Attorney General William Barr.  The left-wing propaganda press has decided that she had the winning question of the day.  She really put it to Barr.

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Of course, one thing that was totally predictable was that the biased news media would surgically emphasize whatever the Democrats on the panel said or asked.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is chaired by the Republicans and they have more members on the panel than Democrats.  However, you can rest assured that the GOP members would be ignored, and the Democrats lavished with great praise so that the media can stick with its anti-Republican narratives.

Harris asked Barr if anyone at the White House had wanted the Department of Justice to investigate the investigators.  After a bit of banter to define such words as “suggested,” “asked” or “influenced,”  Barr basically said that there may have a general talk with some White House staffers, but no order or directive.

Harris’s concern, according to her, was that the White House – specifically President Trump – may be exerting undue and even improper influence over the Department of Justice.  This fits with the Democrat’s other dubious narrative that Barr is a lackey of the President.

Harris felt so strongly that she even sent a letter recommending that the DOJ Inspector General investigate the issue.  In a television interview, Harris said that the President’s action not only undermines the rule-of-law but is a threat to the Republic.  Geez!  Speaking of hyperbole.

She went on to say that it was a threat to the “independence” of the DOJ.  Pretty scary stuff except for one thing.  The DOJ is NOT … NOT … an independent agency.  It is part of the Executive Branch over which Trump – like it or not – is the boss.  Barr works for and at the pleasure of … President Trump.  He can fire Barr.  He can order him to start or stop investigations.  He can confer with Barr on all matters involving the DOJ.

Not only that, but conversations between Trump and Barr can be … and often are … legally considered to be private – beyond the ability of the right of the Congress to demand to be privy to the specifics of the subject matter.  It is called Executive Privilege, and the Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the President’s right to exert that privilege.

The fact that Trump did not invoke Executive Privilege over any portion of the Mueller Report is an act of political transparency and generosity that should be appreciated by Harris, the Democrats in general and the American people.  But that is not the way politics work these days.

As long as Democrats know that they will have the advantage of an allied press, they can become as outrageous as they like – and Harris is a prime example.  Her strained interpretation of Barr’s answer —  and her willingness to make political claims that are untrue and outside the limits of the Constitution – Is a disservice to honest and civil discourse.

While her partisan colleagues and the fawning media praise her performance, it is shameful – and an affront to the fair-minded public.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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  1. Hope
    Hope May 07, 19:23

    She is more than Shameful.Thay can say any thing that comes to mind and we are to take it as Gospel? Affront

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  2. Billy Williams
    Billy Williams May 07, 19:32

    Well I guess with the economy doing so well the tax payers can send more money to Washington for the politicians to play with.

    Reply to this comment
  3. Dr. John
    Dr. John May 07, 20:22

    It is a waste of time to watch the ‘hearings’ or the mainstream media in any search for facts or what used to be known as ‘truth’. It is all drama and agenda driven camera time for phonies. They are no longer public servants, but rather self-serving fools.

    Reply to this comment
  4. Kop
    Kop May 08, 02:26

    I agree whole heartedly
    The Democratic Party from Pelosi down are a big fat joke . They are wasting the American tax payers money and we r all sick of them !! The bias media is crazy and don’t state the news unbiased they preach the bullshit of the Aoc and Harris and chuck
    They should be a shamed of themselves!!!!

    Reply to this comment
  5. zeprin
    zeprin May 08, 14:48

    Most of us out here in ‘Fly Over Country’ want an in depth investigation of the Democrats!

    Reply to this comment
  6. LFRD
    LFRD May 08, 18:24

    As with most of the elected in D.C., everyone of them need to read OUR CONSTITUTION. Hmmm, maybe the American people need to start their new year by reading OUR CONSTITUTION. It is amazing that our country is being led by electeds who don’t have a clue what they are allowed or not allowed to do in office. Also amazing is the fact average, everyday Americans don’t either. Shame on education system.

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