Hicks tells lawmakers: 'I lived the Mueller report'

Testimony released Thursday by the panel showed former White House Communications Director 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 told the House Judiciary Committee that she “lived” special counsel 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’s report.

Asked by Rep. David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment House votes to kill impeachment effort against Trump Hillicon Valley: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency plan | Trump vows to 'take a look' at Google's ties to China | Google denies working with China's military | Tech execs on defensive at antitrust hearing | Bill would bar business with Huawei MORE (D-R.I.) whether she read Mueller's report, Hicks responded that she had not.

“No, sir.  I lived the Mueller report,” she said.

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Hicks told Cicilline she could not recall any instances of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE asking anyone else to lie during the campaign or during the transition.

Hicks declined to answer as to whether she had ever witnessed Trump asking anyone to lie during her time at the White House, saying she was “following the guidance of the White House.

Asked by Cicilline whether her refusal to answer was based on a privilege, one of Hicks’ lawyers responded that it was not.

In response to further questioning from Cicilline, Hicks said she “[didn’t] know what the direct impact was” to the Trump campaign of material relating to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump rally: 'The time has come again' to fight for democracy Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' The Memo: Democrats debate Trump response – 'Being righteous and losing sucks' MORE’s campaign being hacked.

Hicks also disputed the characterization that the Trump campaign was “happy” at the dissemination of such information, saying “I think ‘relief that we weren't the only campaign with issues’ is more accurate.”

White House lawyers blocked Hicks from answering questions 155 times, according to the committee. The former communications director testified for eight hours behind closed doors Wednesday after being subpoenaed by the House panel.