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

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White House communications director Hope Hicks 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.

{mosads}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.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the campaign.

Hicks’s attorney and a spokesman for Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, both declined to comment to CNN.

Hicks and a spokeswoman for Rep. Mike Conaway (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 Trump.

Last month, Hicks sat down with special counsel Robert Mueller 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 Kushner.

Also this week, the committee is set to interview former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

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