Hicks tells lawmakers: 'I lived the Mueller report'

Testimony released Thursday by the panel showed former White House Communications Director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump: 'Top shows' on Fox News, cable are 'Fair (or great)' to me Trump criticizes Fox, which 'isn't working for us anymore' Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor MORE told the House Judiciary Committee that she “lived” special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE’s report.

Asked by Rep. David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineHouse passes bill to begin scenic byways renaissance State probes of Google, Facebook to test century-old antitrust laws Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers ramp up Silicon Valley antitrust probe | Treasury sanctions North Korean cyber groups | Thiel to host Kobach fundraiser 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 TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty 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 Clinton2020 is not a family affair, for a change New York Democrat pens op-ed on why he opposes impeaching Trump Rob Zombie on canceling 'The Hunt': 'A bulls–-- sacrificial lamb that solves nothing in society' 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.