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In long and sometimes contentious closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, the former top White House advisers Hope Hicks took a shot at the incriminating Steele dossier, said the panel Democrats, “we have this thing called Google now,” and reveals new information about their knowledge of President Trump is “hush money” payments to the two women.
And, Hicks, responding to a question about their widely-used remark that it is occasionally said that “white lies” at Trumpf, explains: “I stand by my previous characterisation of telling lies, I believe, that things like “no, the President is not available’, if he is. But, no, I have never been asked to lie about things of substance or consequence.”
Hicks also said, you know, Trump never said that, someone lying on the campaign.
Hicks, however, was blocked by President Trump’s lawyers from answering questions more than 150 times in her interview with the House Judiciary Committee, according to Democrats, released a 273-page transcript Thursday. Hicks refused to answer questions about your time for Trump, after he was elected, following the orders of White House lawyers.
Former White House communications director Hicks departure Wednesday Hope after a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Hicks, now the chief communications officer at Fox Corporation, have to answer questions about their time before and after you worked in the White house.
The legislators pressed Hicks, in particular, about their knowledge of the hush money payments, orchestrated by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, two women who claimed to have had Affairs with trump — adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal. Trump has denied the allegations. Cohen started earlier this year, serve a three-year prison sentence in part for the campaign violations to the payments.
“I had to know [the hush money payments] as [American Media CEO] David Pecker, provided that the statement to The Wall Street Journal to me, just before it was the reporter, such as a heads-up,” said Hicks.
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The transcript of Wednesday’s interview served as a preview of a court martial, the said Democrats, for sure. The Trump administration said Hicks was “absolutely immune” from the discussion about their time in the White house, because of the separation of powers between the legislature and the Executive.
Dershowitz on hope Hicks questioned by the Congress
Dershowitz on hope Hicks questioned by the Congress
During the interview, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, said White house lawyers, the blocking Hicks from answering questions, which was the immunity claim “absolute nonsense as a matter of law.”
On three occasions, Nadler Hicks referred, apparently by mistake, as Mrs Lewandowski. Corey Lewandowski served as Trump, the campaign manager for a period up to 2016, and rumors swirled that he and Hicks had dated.
“My name is Mrs. Hicks,” the former trump-helper responded to a point.
“I’m sorry, Mrs. Hicks. I’m busy,” Nadler responded.
Republicans said Democrats’ questions were sometimes inappropriate.
“My sources were there and did the Interviews said, it was pretty to watch embarrassing to the Democratic Congress members in the main questions, Hope Hicks, living on your love,” California GOP Rep Devin Nunes told Fox News on Thursday. “I think the American people would be ashamed, if you knew what actually happened in this room.”
The interview largely Democrats, who had hoped to find out more information about the different episodes, Special Counsel Robert Mueller checked, and obstruction of justice frustrated.
Hicks was an important witness for Müller, provides important information to the special counsel’s office over several episodes, in which the President. Müller wrote in his report, published in April, that there was not enough evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Trump in the 2016 campaign, and Russia, but said he could not.Trump on obstruction of justice relieve
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Hicks did discuss. June 2016 meeting in the Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer, one of the most important events in Müller examined in the context of his report dealing with the Russian election disorders. E-Mails in the run-up to the encounter of the dirt had promised to the Democrat, Hillary Clinton. Hicks said she learned of the meeting in June 2017, weeks before it became public in the media.
Hicks at one point said she would not accept dirt on a political opponent by a foreign government and would not recommend anyone do that on a campaign, so. Trump, in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos last week indicated that he is not necessarily opposed to the reception of foreign opposition research. (“I think I would want to hear it… I think you might want to listen to, there is nothing wrong with listening,” he said.)
“You know, to know how much chaos gesäet as a result of something like the Steele dossier, no, I would,” Hicks said in a shot at the discredited opposition research document as a justification for a surveillance warrant against the former trump aide Carter page. The dossier was compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
A number of problems with the Steele dossier reliability showed up, including several that were brought to the FBI’s attention before the dossier is quoted in its FISA application and the subsequent renewal. Müller’s report made it clear that, for example, Michael Cohen, will travel to Prague, to the Russian hackers looking to access Democrat files, such as the dossier claims.
Müller was also not justified in the position that the dossier of the claims, the page it had a large payment in connection with the sale of one share of Rosneft, a Russian oil giant.
Trump last week said “of course”, he listen’d to strangers dirt on the opponent. Later, after his arrival under heavy criticism, Trump said, he report to the FBI would.
As Hicks, the Committee said, Trump tweeted throughout the day. He said the conversation was “extremely President harassment” and wrote that Democrats “are very dissatisfied with the Müller report, so that after nearly 3 years, you want to Repeat, or Do.”
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He also tweeted that it was “so sad that the Democrats bring wonderful hope Hicks through hell.”
On Thursday, Trump said, he heard Hicks was “terrific” in an interview. The President has said that he would fight “all the coercive measures.”
Fox News’ Andrew O ‘ Reilly, Catherine Herridge and The Associated Press contributed to this report.