Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee probe into President Donald Trump.
She plans to hand over documents to the committee’s chairman, Representative Jerry Nadler, who earlier this month sent the President’s long-time confidante a letter requesting documents on a number of topics that have gotten the attention of the public.
Among the documents Hicks is to turn over to the committee are such pertaining to former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s false statements to the FBI, the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and the drafting of a misleading 2017 statement to the media about Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Russians.
CNN informs that the request from Nadler included documents from” any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events” about the President, his campaign, organization and executive office.
Lately, there has been a fight between House Democrats and the White House over documents requested by Democratic chairmen, which the White House refuses to provide despite deadlines.
The House Oversight Committee has made a similar request from former chief of staff John Kelly, but he has redirected questions about his role in the White House security clearance process to the White House counsel’s office.
Hicks is directly interacting with the House panel, but it remains unclear how much information she will disclose. Last year, when she testified behind closed doors, Hicks did not answer all of the Democrat’s questions.
Apart from Hicks, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is likewise cooperating with the House Judiciary Committee. He has already turned over thousands of pages of documents.
Others like Ike Kaveladze, a Russian American who attended the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr and the Russian lawyer, is also complying with the request, CNN adds.