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Nadler apologized after repeatedly calling Hope Hicks ‘Ms. Lewandowski’ at hearing

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) repeatedly referred to former Trump aide Hope Hicks as “Ms. Lewandowski” during a closed-door hearing this week.

The 273-page transcript of Hicks’s testimony, which was released Thursday night, reveals that Nadler referred to her by the last name of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, before apologizing.{mosads}

After she introduced herself at the start of the interview as Hope Hicks, Nadler called her “Ms. Lewandowski” three times before Hicks interrupted to correct him, according to the transcript. 

“Yeah. Ms. Lewandowski, I think, in reading this — “

“My name is Ms. Hicks,” she said.

“I’m sorry, Ms. Hicks,” Nadler replied. “I’m preoccupied.”

Hicks testified for nearly eight hours Wednesday about her work in the Trump administration, though White House lawyers repeatedly blocked her from answering lawmakers’ questions. 

During the interview, lawmakers pressed Hicks on Lewandowski’s relationship to President Trump during the campaign and whether Trump directed Lewandowski to deliver a script to Attorney General Jeff Sessions amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The script, which Mueller’s team said Hicks typed up, directed Sessions to say Trump was “being treated very unfairly” regarding the probe and that he would “meet with the special prosecutor to explain this is very unfair.”

Tags Corey Lewandowski Donald Trump Hope Hicks Jeff Sessions Jerrold Nadler Jerry Nadler Robert Mueller

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