Hope Hicks Admits to House Investigators That She's Lied for Trump
White House communications director Hope Hicks told House investigators that her work for President Donald Trump has included lying.
A New York Times report describes her characterization of the falsehoods as "white lies." The Times noted that Hicks insisted to investigators that her lies did not include "matters material to the investigations into Russia’s interference."
Lawmakers said that the White House instructed Hicks to "discuss only her time on the campaign." Hicks followed the directive and "repeatedly declined to answer questions about the presidential transition or her time in the White House."
This was not Hicks' first time being questioned about Trump.
Special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigators interviewed Hicks in December, and she previously testified before the Senate intelligence committee.