Kamala Harris speaks with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on June 27. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris told an Iowa crowd on Wednesday that "we have a predator living in the White House," Politico reports.

The big picture: Fresh off her poised confrontation against former Vice President Joe Biden on debate night and a subsequent bump in the polls, Harris is falling back on her prosecutorial experience to make a unique attack against President Trump. There are varying reports of the exact number of women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

The latest: Author E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a dressing room in New York's Bergdorf Goodman department store in the mid-1990s, per a New York Magazine cover story.

Flashback: Harris told NPR's Politics Podcast in June that her potential administration's Justice Department "would have no choice" but to prosecute Trump after his term in office.

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks at a "Get Out The Vote" rally at Morehouse College. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris appealed to Black voters in Georgia on Friday, urging them to "honor the ancestors" by casting ballots, and again calling President Trump a "racist."

Why it matters: The U.S. saw a significant decline in African-American voter turnout between 2012 and 2016, reaching its lowest point since 2000. Higher turnout among Black Americans this year could tip the balance in favor of Democrats in key battleground states, including Georgia.

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