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Hope Hicks says working for Trump requires her to tell white lies: report

White House communications director Hope HicksHope HicksTrump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus Women set to take key roles in Biden administration MORE told members of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that she is sometimes required to tell white lies as part of her work for President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE, according to The New York Times.

Hicks reportedly made the statement during a lengthy testimony before the committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s inference in the 2016 election.

Hicks also told the panel, after speaking with her lawyers, that she hasn’t lied about anything related to the Russia probe, sources familiar with her testimony told the Times.

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As part of her testimony, Hicks declined to answer some questions from the committee about Trump’s presidential transition or her time in the White House. Hicks didn’t invoke executive privilege during her testimony.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis Angus King warns of 'grave danger' of Trump revealing classified information Schiff says 'massive intelligence and security failure' led to Capitol breach MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, told reporters Tuesday that once Hicks got the green light from the White House she answered "many" questions about the Trump transition period.

But Hicks continued to refuse to answer questions about the administration as well as "key events such as the fabrication of that statement about the Trump Tower meeting,” according to Schiff.

Schiff slammed Hicks for refusing to answer some questions, calling it “executive stonewalling.”

Hicks played a key role during the campaign and transition periods, including the highly scrutinized Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.

She reportedly helped draft Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpSinger Taylor Dayne responds to criticism after Mar-a-Lago performance: 'I try to stay non-political' More voters say pardons for Trump's family would be inappropriate: poll Trump pardon scandal would doom his 2024 campaign MORE’s initial misleading statement about his meeting with a Russian lawyer. The president's eldest son said the meeting centered around Russian adoptions, while it later became known that he attended the meeting after being promised dirt about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader Clinton says it meant 'great deal' to hold inauguration weeks after riot MORE's campaign.

Hicks has also met with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE as well as the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their separately-led Russia probes.