Hicks told House Intel Committee she was hacked: report

Hicks told House Intel Committee she was hacked: report
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Former White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksHouse panel signals Russia probe document dump before midterms White House aides tried to get Trump to fact-check his tweets: Woodward book Omarosa: Trump hired Hope Hicks because she is pretty MORE told House Intelligence Committee members last week that one of her email accounts had been hacked, according to NBC News. 

Sources told the network that Hicks told Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesDemocrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Did Congress just settle for less than best plan to reform housing finance? MORE (D-Conn.) during the interview that she was can no longer access an email account used for President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE's campaign and a personal account.

Hicks said she knows one of the accounts had been compromised, but it is unclear which one.


It is considered abnormal for a witness to reveal to a panel that they are unable to access past accounts, according to NBC. 

Hicks resigned from her post as communications director last week after having worked for Trump since the start of his presidential campaign in 2015. 

She appeared before the Intelligence Committee the day before she announced her resignation. During the interview, she refused to answer various questions from the committee about her time in the administration and the presidential transition period. 

The former communications director also told the committee that she was occasionally required to tell "white lies" as part of her work for Trump. 

Hicks is one of several people tied to Trump who are under scrutiny in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Mueller sent ex-Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg a subpoena last week requesting him to hand over communications involving Hicks and other Trump associates.