Trump lashes out at Democrats over Hope Hicks testimony

President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE on Wednesday lashed out at House Democrats for calling former White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksEx-White House spokesman Raj Shah joins Fox Corporation as senior vice president Cummings asks prosecutors about decision not to charge Trump in hush money probe Judiciary chair demands Hope Hicks clarify closed-door testimony MORE to testify.

In a string of tweets, the president accused congressional investigators of holding him and his team to a double standard by ignoring what he called the “real Obstruction” carried out by 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton5 things to know about Boris Johnson Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota The Hill's Morning Report — Trump applauds two-year budget deal with 0 billion spending hike MORE.

“This is extreme Presidential Harassment. They gave Crooked Hillary’s people complete Immunity, yet now they bring back Hope Hicks,” Trump tweeted, accusing Democrats of wanting a "redo" of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE’s Russia investigation.

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“DEMOCRAT CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ARE #RIGGED!” the president tweeted.

Hicks is testifying behind closed doors to the House Judiciary Committee, the first time a Trump White House adviser has appeared before the panel to answer questions as part of its investigation into whether the president obstructed the Russia probe.

But the hearing could turn contentious over the White House’s attempt to block Hicks from testifying about her time in the West Wing. White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerNadler: DOJ directive to Mueller is part of 'ongoing cover up' from Trump administration Harris, Nadler introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana Why are we permitting federal child abuse at our border? MORE (D-N.Y.) that Hicks is immune from being compelled to speak about events at the White House.

Hicks was one of Trump’s closest advisers, having been an original aide on his 2016 campaign, before she left the White House last year.

She was a key witness for Mueller, offering information about major moments including Trump’s role in crafting a misleading statement about the Trump Tower meeting in 2016 during which Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump store sells more than 140,000 plastic straws in dig at 'liberal paper straws' Trump Jr., Guilfoyle raise .5 million on California swing for Trump campaign Trump Jr.'s book, 'Triggered,' to be published in November MORE was expected to receive dirt on Clinton from a Kremlin-linked lawyer.