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Hope Hicks to Appear Before House Intel Committee

I initially was going to write that she would testify before the House panel, but it’s not clear that’s going to happen.

From the Washington Post:

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest aides and advisers, is scheduled to speak behind closed doors Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee in a meeting lawmakers fear could deepen their standoff with the White House over witnesses refusing to answer questions.

Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), who is running the panel’s Russia investigation, said in an interview Monday that he “would not be surprised” if Hicks followed the example of other close Trump aides and advisers who have simply refused to answer certain questions, arguing that the president might want to invoke executive privilege at some point in the future.

Hicks currently works as the White House communications director, but her proximity to Trump and long history of working with the Trump family make her testimony potentially valuable to the panel’s ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. In particular, Hicks is likely to face questions about a statement she helped draft on Air Force One addressing a June 2016 meeting that the president’s son Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort held with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower. The misleading statement has raised questions about whether there was a deliberate attempt to obstruct justice surrounding the meeting.

The appearance has been delayed for months. She has already testified to special prosecutor Robert Mueler, back in December. If anybody has the keys to the kingdom, it’s Hicks, who has been constantly at President Trump’s side since the early days of the campaign. But there’s also no one more loyal.

2 thoughts on “Hope Hicks to Appear Before House Intel Committee”

  1. …she walks into the hearing room wearing fish-net stockings, high heels, a tight skirt and a red satin blouse. Silence from the congressional staff as they stare at her.
    She says “So what’s this all about anyway? Trumpy is a great guy and didn’t do nothing” as she flips her long glossy hair.
    “Ahem”, Sen Bumpot seems to be at a loss for words… “Miss Hicks we’d like to know what you and MrTrump talked about during your private meetings with the Russians”
    “Well, first of all, Bumpy, it’s Ms Hicks and me and Trumpy never talked about Russian anything and I never met a Russian. All we ever did was watching you make a fool of yourself on TV and laughing and laughing.”
    “Ahem, OK.”
    She gets up to leave, waves her fingers to everyone and they watch her walk away.
    Meeting adjourned.

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