Reports: Hope Hicks Told House Intel Panel She Tells ‘White Lies’ For Trump

on February 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: White House Communications Director and presidential advisor Hope Hicks arrives at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center February 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Hicks is scheduled to testify be... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: White House Communications Director and presidential advisor Hope Hicks arrives at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center February 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Hicks is scheduled to testify behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee in its ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 28, 2018 7:10 a.m.

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks would not say much in her interview with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, but she did admit that she sometimes tells “white lies” for President Donald Trump, the New York Times and CNN reported Tuesday night.

Though Hicks acknowledged that her job required her to tell white lies, she told the committee that she did not lie about any matters related to the Russia investigations, three sources familiar with the matter told the New York Times. A source with direct knowledge of her testimony told CNN that Hicks said she did not lie about substantive matters.

Hicks followed in the footsteps of other Trump aides, like Steve Bannon and Corey Lewandowski, and refused to answer most of the committee’s questions about her time on the presidential transition or in the White House, lawmakers told reporters after the interview.

She did tell the committee that she first learned of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2017, according to CNN.

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