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 HicksSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor Hope Hicks defends accuracy of her congressional testimony Nadler subpoenas Lewandowski, former White House official for testimony 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.


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 TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report MORE’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the campaign.

Hicks’s attorney and a spokesman for Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffLawmakers sound alarm on China's disinformation campaign in Hong Kong Trump: Jews who vote Democrat show 'lack of knowledge or great disloyalty' Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, both declined to comment to CNN.

Hicks and a spokeswoman for Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayTexas faces turbulent political moment Democratic Party official: Texas is 'biggest battleground state in the country' Another Texas congressman planning to retire 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 TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE.

Last month, Hicks sat down with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony 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 KushnerPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Top immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign 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. LewandowskiSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel MORE.