Dems Vow to Compel Hope Hicks Testimony After She Refuses to Answer House Questions

HeadlineJun 20, 2019

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks appeared before Congress Wednesday in a closed-door session where she refused to answer most questions about her time in the White House. White House counsel said Hicks was immune from answering questions about her time working as an adviser to President Trump—a claim dismissed by Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler, who said it was “ridiculous” and that Democrats would “destroy” it in court. Lawmakers subpoenaed Hicks as part of their investigation into Trump’s potential obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. Hicks did respond to some questions about her involvement in Trump’s 2016 campaign and was reportedly asked what she knew about contacts between Trump associates and Russia. She also reportedly shared that she was unaware of any hush-money payments made in the run-up to the 2016 elections. Hope Hicks now serves as an executive and chief communications officer at Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News.

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