- Hope Hicks will comply with a request for documents from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, who is overseeing a probe into President Donald Trump and allegations of obstruction of justice.
- In a letter sent to Hicks in early March, Nadler asked for “any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events.”
- Hicks, the White House’s former communications director, had a close working relationship with Trump.
Hope Hicks, the White House’s former communications director, will cooperate with a House Judiciary Committee probe into President Donald Trump and allegations of obstruction of justice, CNN reported on Wednesday.
Hicks, who had a close working relationship with Trump, is set to turn over documents related to the investigation to the committee, a spokesman for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said.
Nadler reportedly requested materials on an array of issues, including Trump’s controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey, false statements the former national security adviser Michael Flynn made to the FBI, and Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. Nadler has also been looking into hush-money payments to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.
In a letter sent to Hicks in early March, Nadler asked for “any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events.”
An attorney for Hicks declined to comment on this development when contacted by CNN.
Earlier this month, Nadler requested documents from 81 individuals and other entities as part of an expanding inquiry into Trump and accusations of “obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power.”
Hicks played a key role in Trump’s 2016 campaign and served as the administration’s communications director from August 2017 to March 2018.
She’s now working as an executive vice president and the chief communications officer at “New Fox,” which includes Fox News, Fox Sports, and Fox Business (after the sale of most 21st Century Fox assets to Disney).
In early 2018, Hicks testified to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors, reportedly refusing to answer many of the questions from Democratic lawmakers at a time when Republicans still had a majority in Congress.
Now that Democrats have control of the House, they’ve launched a slew of investigations into Trump, his finances, and his relationship with Russia, but have been wary of characterizing this as a march toward impeachment.