Hope Hicks Testifies In Front Of Jan. 6 Committee

AFP OUT U.S. President Donald Trump holds a listening session with students, parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House February 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting the session in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and teachers dead.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: (AFP OUT) White House Communications Director Hope Hicks attends a listening session hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with student survivors of school shootings, their parents and ... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: (AFP OUT) White House Communications Director Hope Hicks attends a listening session hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with student survivors of school shootings, their parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House February 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting the session in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and teachers dead. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS

Ex-White House communications director Hope Hicks had a transcribed interview with the House Jan. 6 Committee on Tuesday, according to the New York Times and several other outlets.

The Times reports that Hicks’ testimony was held virtually and lasted about four hours. The committee reportedly pressed her on certain texts, though it’s unclear which ones were brought up. It’s also unclear what else the panel discussed with the former Trump aide during the session.

The panel had previously held an “informal interview” with Hicks, CNN reports.

Though Hicks was one of Trump’s closest advisers, she kept a lower profile near the end of his presidency as he desperately tried to steal the 2020 election from Joe Biden and eventually incited the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Hicks left the White House six days after the insurrection, but her departure was reportedly pre-planned and unrelated to the attack.

Various journalists’ books about the Trump administration have reported that Hicks had tried to push the then-president to face reality after the election and accept his defeat (to no avail, naturally).

When Hicks urged Trump to move on from the election, he complained during meetings, “Well, Hope doesn’t believe in me,” to which his adviser replied, “No, I don’t. Nobody’s convinced me otherwise,” according to reporters Peter Baker and Susan Glasser.

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