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Panel Chair Kept Calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski'

She refused to answer 155 questions
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2019 1:51 AM CDT
Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is seen behind closed doors during an interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Former President Trump aide Hope Hicks was blocked by White House lawyers from answering most questions at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday—but one she would probably have been happy to answer is "Can you confirm your name?" According to a transcript of the closed-door hearing released Thursday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the committee's Democratic chair, repeatedly flubbed Hicks' name, calling her "Ms. Lewandowski" three times, the Daily Beast reports. After the third time, Hicks, rumored to have dated former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, reminded him: "My name is Ms. Hicks." More:

  • She balked at 155 questions. Politico reports that Hicks refused to answer 155 questions relating to her time as White House communications director, with two White House lawyers present objecting every time questions touched on her service in the Trump administration and transition team. Questions about the Mueller investigations went unanswered, as did questions about matters already on the public record and even a question about where her desk was located in the White House, though she did answer a question about where she usually ate lunch.

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