Trump Communications Chief Hope Hicks Lawyers Up

She is one of 6 White House staffers Robert Mueller wants to interview
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2017 8:14 AM CDT
Mueller Names 6 Trump Staffers He Wants to Interview
Hope Hicks, right, with Kellyanne Conway in April.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Robert Mueller has provided the White House with a list that no Trump staffer wants to be on: those he might interview as part of his ever-widening Russia investigation. The Washington Post reports that the list has six people for now, including the familiar ones of former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former press chief Sean Spicer, and current communications chief Hope Hicks. The other three are lesser known: White House counsel Don McGahn; McGahn deputy James Burnham; and Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman with ties to Jared Kushner.

No specifics are provided, but Mueller thinks the six were privy to meetings or conversations relevant to some aspect of his investigation, including the firing of FBI chief James Comey and ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn's discussions with the Russian ambassador. Politico, meanwhile, reports that Hicks has retained big-name attorney Robert Trout. Though only 28, Hicks has been a confidante of Trump and his family since before the presidential campaign. (More Hope Hicks stories.)

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