Hicks tells lawmakers: 'I lived the Mueller report'

Testimony released Thursday by the panel showed former White House Communications Director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump unleashed: President moves with a free hand post-impeachment The Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in Trump's former personal assistant to oversee White House personnel office MORE told the House Judiciary Committee that she “lived” special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s report.

Asked by Rep. David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Hillicon Valley: US hits Huawei with new charges | Judge orders Pentagon to halt 'war cloud' work amid Amazon challenge | IRS removes guidance on Fortnite game currency Democrats criticize FCC for not taking action against DC station broadcasting Russian disinformation 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 TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries 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 Clinton'Where's your spoon?' What we didn't learn in the latest debate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Roger Stone gets over three years in prison; Brutal night for Bloomberg Poll: Democrats trail Trump in Wisconsin, lead in Michigan and Pennsylvania 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.