Hope Hicks to meet with House Intel in Russia probe: report

Hope Hicks to meet with House Intel in Russia probe: report
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White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksThe Memo: Trump’s media game puts press on back foot White House looking for candidates at conservative job fair: report CBS: Sanders may leave White House at end of year MORE will reportedly speak with the House Intelligence Committee in the panel’s probe into Russia's election interference.

Hicks will meet with the committee as soon as Friday, CNN reported on Monday.

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She will likely face questions about any contacts between Trump associates and Moscow, as well as the White House's involvement in writing a misleading statement about Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Dem group plays audio of children crying at detention facilities outside Trump hotel Trump Jr. cancels fundraiser after Jeb Bush criticism on immigration MORE’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the campaign.

Hicks’s attorney and a spokesman for Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: Nielsen privately said family separations could resume Stone defends meeting, says FBI sought to entrap him Hillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, both declined to comment to CNN.

Hicks and a spokeswoman for Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayHillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract Lawmakers urge Google to drop partnership with Chinese phone maker Huawei Hillicon Valley: Deal reached on ZTE, but lawmakers look to block it | New encryption bill | Dems push Ryan for net neutrality vote | Google vows it won't use AI for weapons MORE (R-Texas), who is leading the panel's investigation, did not return CNN’s request for comment.

The now-communications director was one of the first staffers to join the Trump campaign and has remained close to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance MORE.

Last month, Hicks sat down with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE for his probe into Moscow's 2016 hacking.

She will be the second current White House official known to have appeared before the House Intelligence Committee, after senior White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump Organization, Kushner Companies cut ties on hotel deal The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Trump caves under immense pressure — what now? Kushner meets with Saudi crown prince to discuss Mideast peace MORE.

Also this week, the committee is set to interview former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiCNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Lewandowski dropped by speakers bureau after remarks about girl with Down syndrome Scaramucci: Lewandowski should apologize for mocking girl with Down syndrome MORE.