Trump lashes out at Democrats over Hope Hicks testimony

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE on Wednesday lashed out at House Democrats for calling former White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksCuomo turned down Trump invitation to participate in April press briefing: report Trump shakes up White House communications team Meadows joins White House facing reelection challenges 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 ClintonTrump touts economic agenda in battleground Ohio The Memo: Campaigns gird for rush of early voting Trump's pitch to Maine lobstermen falls flat 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) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 NadlerBy questioning Barr, Democrats unmasked their policy of betrayal Chris Wallace: Barr hearing 'an embarrassment' for Democrats: 'Just wanted to excoriate him' Apple posts blowout third quarter 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.Don John TrumpTrump pledges to look at 'both sides' on Pebble Mine Twitter limits Donald Trump Jr.'s account after sharing coronavirus disinformation South Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report MORE was expected to receive dirt on Clinton from a Kremlin-linked lawyer.