Faltering 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris was unable to come up with an answer to a simple question when Anderson Cooper asked her on Saturday: “Are there specific laws you believe [Rudy] Giuliani has broken or may have broken?”
Just after saying that Giuliani “has clearly broken many laws,” Harris seemed to be surprised by Cooper’s follow-up about what laws those would be.
Hesitating, then stammering a bit, Harris had to admit, “Well, I don’t know, we’re going to find out.”
Actually, that head-scratcher is a perfect microcosm of the reality befuddled Democrats are blundering about in during the Trump-era. The whole leftist strategy going into the next election season is about casting aspersions, making unwarranted charges and irresponsibly using government resources to search far and wide for political dirt against the Trump administration.
The “Anderson Cooper 360” host began his interview by asking Harris: “What’s your reaction to this latest reporting that Giuliani trying to override the Ukraine embassy and the State Department to get a Visa for this former prosecutor?”
“Anderson, it’s further evidence of, of corruption by this administration,” the California senator said. “Um and, and the personal attorney of the president of the United States, um, clearly implicitly being given permission to act as though he is an arm of the, of the government and the State Department. And it’s a violation of an extraordinary number of rules and ethical laws about what, who should do what. And, um, I’m just glad to see the process is beginning to really um do the investigation into Rudy Giuliani.”
“He has clearly broken many laws,” she added.
“And, you know, I was listening to the report and, um, as you were playing it,” Harris continued. “And it also raises for me questions about, again, who knew what in the administration. As I’ve been thinking about it, clearly there is — there are questions to be asked of the chief of staff. We have talked about Mick Mulvaney. But I frankly think we should also be asking of John Kelly and Reince Priebus, um, because clearly a long time now we’ve been talking about bad behaviors coming from this administration and coming from the desk of the president of the United States.”
“Are there specific laws you believe Giuliani has broken or may have broken?” Cooper asked at this point.
“Well, I, I, I don’t know we’re going to find out,” the former prosecutor said, after a hesitation during which the color drained from her face. “But I, I, but I don’t — I think that the range includes not only um, abuse of power and, and perhaps misstatement and mischaracterization of his role and his responsibilities, but I also really do wonder just instinctively whether there’s been any bribery associated with Giuliani’s conduct. I think there are a number of questions to be asked. Once the facts are, are transparent and have been available for Congress at the very beginning to see I think we’ll know the laws that have been broken.”
Watch this segment of Harris’s stumbling Saturday CNN interview …
Video by CNN
A top-two candidate in the Democrats’ presidential circus in early August with aggregate support numbers in Iowa totaling 16 percent in the Real Clear Politics polling data, Harris has since fallen precipitously to fifth place with a mere 4.3 percent.
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