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Washington - Hicks Told House Panel Trump Is Serious About Foreign Help In Elections

Published on: June 20, 2019 11:28 AM
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Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks returns to a closed door interview before the House Judiciary Committee following a break on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinFormer White House Communications Director Hope Hicks returns to a closed door interview before the House Judiciary Committee following a break on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Washington - Hope Hicks, a once close aide to President Donald Trump, told the House Judiciary Committee that Trump was serious in saying there was nothing wrong in accepting derogatory information about political opponents from a foreign government, panel Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Thursday.

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“Ms. Hicks made clear that she understood the president to be serious when he said that he would accept foreign interference in our elections,” Nadler said in a statement for a hearing on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“She also made clear that even she knew that such foreign assistance should be rejected and reported to the FBI,” he said.

Hicks, who was Trump’s campaign press secretary and his White House communications director, spent eight hours in a closed-door committee hearing on Wednesday. But she refused to answer questions about her 14-month White House tenure after administration attorneys said she was immune from testifying on the topic.

Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, want Hicks to answer questions about five episodes in the Mueller report that they believe contain evidence of obstruction of justice by Trump. They also questioned her about hush payments during the 2016 campaign to two women, including porn star Stormy Daniels, who claimed they had affairs with Trump.

Nadler pledged to release a transcript of Hicks’ testimony soon.



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 Jun 20, 2019 at 01:11 PM Dems’ DESPERATION is showing Says:

Haha, dems are trying anything to find some dirt on the president because they sure can’t beat him on his record. They’re dishonest power hungry lowlifes who don’t care abput the American people,

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 Jun 20, 2019 at 03:05 PM rachelw Says:

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Dems’ DESPERATION is showing Says:

Haha, dems are trying anything to find some dirt on the president because they sure can’t beat him on his record. They’re dishonest power hungry lowlifes who don’t care abput the American people,

You said that right. If they cared a whit about the people they’re supposed to be serving, they’d be building bridges stead of digging dirt. What a sorry lot, the whole bunch of them.

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 Jun 20, 2019 at 06:06 PM TRump is a bigly sad loser Says:

Amazing ...

Hicks avoided almost questions asked by the Congressmen.

But

She declared that TRump would definitely break he law.

Sad. Yugely Sad.

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 Jun 20, 2019 at 06:08 PM Educated Archy Says:

No obstruction get over it nadler. Leave Hicks alone.

And yes nothing wrong with some foriegn aid.

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 Jun 20, 2019 at 06:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Dems’ DESPERATION is showing Says:

Haha, dems are trying anything to find some dirt on the president because they sure can’t beat him on his record. They’re dishonest power hungry lowlifes who don’t care abput the American people,

"They’re dishonest power hungry lowlifes who don’t care about the American people,"

You are obviously talking about the TRump Family Crime Syndicate.

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 Jun 21, 2019 at 10:18 AM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"They’re dishonest power hungry lowlifes who don’t care about the American people,"

You are obviously talking about the TRump Family Crime Syndicate.

Wrong despite your stupid TRump comments.

The Trump family deals in real estate. Real estate deals are complex and every dealer has shtick in it. There is nothing more in it. I bet if the fake news went after any big developer they'd find shmutz. Thats the business. So shut your mouth with your obnoxious stupidity.

Furthermore, if a ganef makes the country great again and disrupts our govt's silly naive wrong nature then its wroth every bit. Look at his acomplishments. mexico has the national guard stop migrants. Thats a documented fact on NPR not fox news. Go look. Illegal immigration in general is way down.Musim ban, tax cuts. Tough on Iran. Showing the palestinains and arabs we mean business. No longer suckers with China. Defeat Isis. So he is a ganef and a zona.

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