Former White House staffer Hope Hicks to cooperate with Dems' probe into Trump

Former White House staffer Hope Hicks to cooperate with Dems' probe into Trump
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Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksHouse Judiciary chairman subpoenas former White House lawyer McGahn Trump claims Mueller didn't speak to those 'closest' to him End of Mueller shifts focus to existing probes MORE, a former White House communications director, will cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee and provide documents to the panel in its probe of President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE and his administration.

Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerKlobuchar on impeachment: 'I'm the jury' Where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeachment Pelosi downplays impeachment post-Mueller report MORE (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the committee, requested documents from Hicks earlier this month on a variety of topics, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s false statements to the FBI, the firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment Heavy lapses in judgment are politicizing the justice system MORE and the payments made in connection to President Trump’s alleged affairs.

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Committee spokesperson Daniel Schwartz confirmed to The Hill that Hicks intends to comply with Nadler’s request. The news was first reported by CNN.

Nadler asked Hicks for documents from “any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events” about Trump, the Trump campaign, the Trump Organization and the executive office of the president, according to CNN.

Democrats expressed frustration with Hicks last year, saying she did not answer all their questions about her time in the White House during a private appearance in front of the House Intelligence Committee. 

Republicans on the Judiciary Committee told The Hill on Monday that eight individuals and entities have already provided the panel with a total of 8,195 pages related to its sprawling investigation into President Trump's administration, campaign and businesses.

Among those eight are the National Rifle Association and former Trump campaign aides George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosPoll: Nearly half of Republicans say no one on Trump campaign committed a crime George Papadopoulos urges Barr to investigate examples of 'spying' while he was campaign aide Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators MORE, Stephen Bannon, J.D. Gordon and Sam Nunberg.

Nadler said he was “encouraged” by the responses so far to his request earlier this month for documents from 81 individuals and entities in the probe focusing on obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuses of power.

Monday was the deadline to submit the requested documents.

The New York Democrat added that others had asked for a friendly subpoena to have public cover for their cooperation with the panel’s probe.

Schwartz told The Hill that the panel has no intention of sending out a second wave of document requests.

“We have no definite plans to send out a second wave, nor do we have a list of names for a possible second wave. It is possible that there will be additional document requests at some point, but nothing like this story describes,” Schwartz said, responding to a Wall Street Journal report saying a second round of requests was in the works.