The recent doubling down on House investigations into Donald Trump and his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia, his businesses, his taxes, and his presidency yielded subpoenas for thousands of documents. While some of Trump’s former associates have dug in their heels on giving those documents up, others are working directly with Democrats on the investigation.
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One of those former Trump associates is his former communications director and confidante, Hope Hicks. Hicks took over the post from Anthony Scaramucci, who took over for Sean Spicer, who took over for Michael Bubke, who took over for Sean Spicer when he was acting communications director after Jason Miller. It’s been quite the controversial position.
CNN reports that:
‘Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent Hicks a detailed letter earlier this month, asking for documents on a wide-range of topics, including over former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s false statements to the FBI, the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey, Trump’s involvement in a hush-money scheme to silence stories about his alleged affairs and the drafting of a misleading 2017 statement to the media about Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Russians.’
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Most famously, Hicks helped draft the statement written on Air Force One by Trump for his son, Donald, Jr., that the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting was in regards to Russian adoptions. Within hours after releasing that statement, it was proven to be a lie when emails with the subject line directly referencing the exchange of dirt on Hillary Clinton were publicly released.
Hicks is far from the only associate involved in the probe, but she is one of the few following the law and cooperating.
‘The development comes amid a growing fight between House Democrats and the White House over a range of investigations — after the White House has ignored a number of deadlines set by Democratic chairmen, who now wield subpoena power. The White House has not yet provided information to Nadler, a Democrat from New York, as part of his investigation — despite a deadline this past Monday.’
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Other associates have refused to do so. For instance, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has been notoriously closed-mouthed after requests for documents related to the security clearances for Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Kelly left a memo during his time as chief of staff that raised concerns about Trump pushing those clearances through despite issues with them.
‘Hicks’ cooperation comes in stark contrast to former White House chief of staff John Kelly, who is facing an array of questions from the House Oversight Committee over his role in the White House security clearance process. Kelly is allowing the White House counsel’s office to respond to the Democrats’ demands for information, but Hicks appears to be interacting directly with the House Judiciary Committee.’
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Hicks was involved with Trump’s campaign since its very beginning and testified as to some of the activities she witnessed there. She refused to answer questions in front of Congress once before about Trump’s activities in the White House, citing executive privilege after the Trump administration advised her to do so.
‘One of the Trump campaign’s earliest hires, Hicks in 2018 was willing to answer questions about the 2016 campaign and some questions about the Trump transition, but she would not address questions about her time in the White House. Democrats on the committee had urged their Republican colleagues to subpoena Hicks to answer their questions. Now in the majority, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, has indicated he also is interested in getting additional information from Hicks, too.’
Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt? They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation…They went back home in tatters!
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