Author claims Harris ‘deep-sixed’ release of documents ID’ing clergy accused of sex abuse as city DA

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August 13, 2020

By Charles Creitz

‘It’s a massive cover-up,’ Peter Schweizer tells ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’

Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ handling of cases involving alleged child sex abuse by Catholic priests while she was San Francisco District Attorney should receive more scrutiny, investigative journalist and author Peter Schweizer told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday.

Schweizer told host Tucker Carlson that when Harris took office in 2004, her predecessor, Democrat Terence Hallinan, left her with “hundreds of pages” of internal Catholic Church documents that included names of 40 accused clergy.

“Hallinan was using those documents to build criminal cases and he was also planning to release them after redacting the names of victims,” he said. “Kamala Harris actually deep-sixed … those documents, and those documents disappeared, much to the chagrin of victims’ groups.

“So it’s a massive cover-up and a lot of the people that financed her campaign to beat Hallinan were law firms and lawyers and people connected to the church hierarchy who did not want those documents to come out.”

In June 2019, the Associated Press published a report headlined, “Victims’ question Kamala Harris’ record on clergy abuse” in which survivors of clergy abuse and their attorneys claimed Harris was consistently silent on the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal — first as district attorney in San Francisco and later as California’s attorney general.

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