Trump: 'So sad' Democrats are putting Hope Hicks 'through hell'

Trump: 'So sad' Democrats are putting Hope Hicks 'through hell'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE on Wednesday continued to ridicule Democrats for calling his longtime former aide Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank Kellyanne Conway defies congressional subpoena at Trump's direction Republican lawmakers on why they haven't read Mueller report: 'Tedious' and 'what's the point?' MORE to testify in a closed-door meeting with the House Judiciary Committee. 

"So sad that the Democrats are putting wonderful Hope Hicks through hell, for 3 years now, after total exoneration by Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE & the Mueller Report," Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon. 


"They were unhappy with result so they want a Do Over. Very unfair & costly to her. Will it ever end?" he added. 

Trump also renewed his claims of a "rigged" system that he said failed to properly investigate former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump thanks 'vicious young Socialist Congresswomen' for his poll numbers Will Trump's racist tweets backfire? Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE's email scandal.

Trump also lashed out at House Democrats earlier Wednesday in a similar string of tweets. 

Hicks, Trump's former communications director, declined to answer questions about her time in the Trump administration during the hearing. 

Hicks was mentioned more than 180 times in special counsel Robert Muller's report and is seen as a key witness in the investigation into Trump's potential obstruction of justice. 

The special counsel's report does not exonerate Trump.

In a May news conference, Mueller said, "If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."