Global  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Hope Hicks arrives for Judiciary grilling

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 00:36s - Published < > Embed
Hope Hicks arrives for Judiciary grilling

Hope Hicks arrives for Judiciary grilling

Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived to face questions in Congress on Wednesday, about six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the law during the 2016 election campaign and while in the White House.

Rough cut (no reporter narration).

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Hope Hicks arrives for Judiciary grilling

ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived to face questions in Congress on Wednesday, about six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the law during the 2016 election campaign and while in the White House.

The White House has asserted immunity over any testimony by Hicks involving her 14 months at the White House, according to a knowledgeable source.

But the 30-year-old former fashion model was still expected to appear under subpoena before the House Judiciary Committee at 9 a.m.

(1300 GMT).

Hicks was Trump's former campaign press secretary and his White House communications director until she left the administration in March 2018.

Democrats want to hear from her about alleged hush money payments made during the campaign to two women, including porn star Stormy Daniels, who say they had affairs with Trump.

He has denied the affairs.

They also want Hicks to talk about five examples of potential obstruction of justice by Trump that are laid out in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election meddling in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the president's efforts to impede the Mueller investigation.

Assertions during questioning of executive privilege, a legal principle sometimes cited by presidents to keep White House information under wraps, would block a key line of inquiry by the committee and could lead to a subsequent legal challenge.

Despite the closed setting, Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, view Hicks' appearance as a breakthrough for their congressional investigation, which could trigger impeachment proceedings against the president if it unearths evidence of serious misconduct.

Democrats say her appearance could help undermine Trump's strategy of stonewalling congressional investigators by encouraging others to cooperate with them and by giving investigators the chance to challenge any executive privilege assertions, possibly in federal court.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

House Judiciary Wants Hope Hicks to Clarify Testimony Related to Michael Cohen [Video]House Judiciary Wants Hope Hicks to Clarify Testimony Related to Michael Cohen

New court documents may contradict what former Trump campaign press secretary Hope Hicks said in closed-door testimony, so the House Judiciary chair is asking her to clarify her statements. Veuer’s..

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:18Published

Did Hope Hicks Lie In Closed Congressional Interview? [Video]Did Hope Hicks Lie In Closed Congressional Interview?

Newly released court documents are raising questions about former White House communications director Hope Hicks. Specifically, whether she misled House lawmakers during a closed-door interview last..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:56Published

CNN's John King blasts Nalder for behavior during Hope Hicks hearing [Video]CNN's John King blasts Nalder for behavior during Hope Hicks hearing

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is trying to explain away his behavior during the recent Hope Hicks hearing.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 03:10Published

Jerrold Nadler Repeatedly Calls Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' During Her Testimony [Video]Jerrold Nadler Repeatedly Calls Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' During Her Testimony

After being called “Ms. Lewandowski” a few times during her testimony, Hope Hicks had to remind Jerrold Nadler of her actual name. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has more.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:12Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.