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Panel Chair Kept Calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski'

She refused to answer 155 questions

(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,... More »

Democrats Call Hope Hicks' Testimony 'Ridiculous'

Some cite the high level of objections to questions

(Newser) - So how much is Hope Hicks saying before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday? Not enough, at least according to Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, who told reporters Hicks has answered "some" questions but is largely claiming immunity regarding her time in the White House. NBC News quotes him as... More »

Hope Hicks to Talk Today, but How Much Will She Say?

Trump instructs former communications director not to answer certain questions

(Newser) - Wednesday marks the first time House lawmakers will get to question someone close to President Trump since the Mueller report dropped, but it's unclear just how much the House Judiciary Committee will be able to glean from Hope Hicks. She'll sit for a private interview with the committee,... More »

Hope Hicks to Testify Next Week

Former Trump aide agrees to answer committee questions behind closed doors

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee, which subpoenaed Hope Hicks for public testimony, will hear from her—but it will happen behind closed doors. The former aide to President Trump "understands that the Committee will be free to pose questions as it sees fit," Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a... More »

White House Tells Hope Hicks to Defy Subpoena

Annie Donaldson given the same instruction

(Newser) - Just say no. That was the White House's line to former Trump aide Hope Hicks and the former chief of staff for Don McGahn, both of whom had faced a Tuesday deadline to turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into potential corruption,... More »

House Panel Ramps Up Fight With 2 More Subpoenas

This time for Hope Hicks and a former McGahn aide

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and a former aide in the White House counsel's office as Democrats continue their investigations of President Trump. The committee subpoenaed Hicks for documents and for testimony at a public hearing, the AP reports. It subpoenaed... More »

Hope Hicks Lands Her Next Gig

She'll head corporate communications for Fox

(Newser) - Hope Hicks has landed her post-White House gig. President Trump's former communications director, who left the administration earlier this year , is now the head of corporate communications for Fox. Hicks will assume the role for the new version of the company that will emerge after Disney purchases 21st Century... More »

Kellyanne Conway Is Trump's No. 1 Leaker, Book Claims

Author Ronald Kessler's book is out this week

(Newser) - A new book about the Trump administration zeroes in on Kellyanne Conway as the person responsible for much of the anonymous information springing from the Oval Office. According to Ronald Kessler, author of The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game, Conway is the "number one leaker"... More »

What Trump Told Hope Hicks When She Resigned

'I'm sorry for everything you've been through'

(Newser) - New York magazine is out with a lengthy profile of former presidential aide Hope Hicks that provides some behind-the-scenes snapshots of her stint in the White House and her close, daughterly relationship with President Trump. (He would regularly summon her to his office by shouting, "Hopester!" or... More »

Trump's Personal Assistant Is Escorted From White House

John McEntee fired from White House post, then hired by the Trump campaign

(Newser) - Another White House departure is making headlines Tuesday, and it's one that President Trump won't be happy about. The president's personal assistant, John McEntee, was abruptly fired and escorted out of the White House over some kind of security clearance issue, reports the Wall Street Journal . White... More »

Hope Hicks' Email Account Reportedly Hacked

Sources say she told House Intelligence Committee while under questioning

(Newser) - One of Hope Hicks' email accounts was hacked at some point, she revealed while being interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee last week. Hicks, who was questioned by the committee the day before she stepped down as White House communications director, said while replying to a question that there are... More »

Baldwin: Hicks 'Like a Daughter. So Smart. So Hot.'

Actor returns to 'SNL' to mock his favorite target in wake of recent feud

(Newser) - As President Trump was busily trading jabs with the media at the Gridiron Dinner, Alec Baldwin was merrily mocking his favorite target's chaotic week on Saturday Night Live, joking that the recently departed Hope Hicks is "like a daughter to me. So smart, so hot. You know, I... More »

What Hope Hicks' Departure Means

Reactions to the resignation of the latest White House communications director

(Newser) - Hope Hicks is out: She's the fourth White House communications director to resign during President Trump's tenure, and she was also one of the president's closest and most long-standing aides. At the Washington Post , Jennifer Rubin calls the timing of Hicks' departure "curious," given that... More »

Trump Loses Another Comms Director as Hope Hicks Quits

Hicks was one of Trump's longest-tenured advisers

(Newser) - The White House is losing yet another communications director. The New York Times reports Hope Hicks announced her pending resignation from the Trump administration Wednesday. The 29-year-old Hicks is one of President Trump's longest-tenured advisers and one of the few aides to follow him from his company to his... More »

Report: Hope Hicks Admits Lying for Trump

But 'white lies' didn't involve Russia, she says

(Newser) - White House Communications Director Hope Hicks didn't answer all of investigators' questions during a House intelligence committee interview Tuesday, insiders say—but she was honest about occasionally being dishonest. Sources tell the New York Times that Hicks admitted that working for President Trump had required her to tell "... More »

Hope Hicks Not Answering All of Investigators' Questions

She draws the line at questions about her time in the White House

(Newser) - President Donald Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks is declining to answer questions about her time in the White House in a closed-door interview Tuesday with the House intelligence committee, the AP reports. The panel is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any contacts between Trump's campaign... More »

New Name in Spotlight in Mueller Investigation

White House communications director Hope Hicks is under scrutiny

(Newser) - A new name may play an unexpectedly big role in the Robert Mueller investigation: Hope Hicks. The 29-year-old director of White House communications is coming under scrutiny for comments she allegedly made in regard to Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial meeting with Russians during the campaign, reports the New ... More »

Trump Communications Chief Hope Hicks Lawyers Up

She is one of 6 White House staffers Robert Mueller wants to interview

(Newser) - 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... More »

The White House Has a New Communications Director

It's Hope Hicks

(Newser) - The White House has named Hope Hicks interim communications director, taking over for the recently departed Anthony Scaramucci, CNN reports. Hicks, current White House senior communications adviser, is unlikely to last long in the new position, both because officials say a permanent communications director will be named "at the... More »

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