An ex-spokesman for President Trump’s legal team will testify to special counsel Robert Mueller that the White House communications director Hope Hicks planned to obstruct justice, The New York Times reported on Wednesday night.
Mark Corallo, who quit in July, will reportedly inform Mueller about a previously undisclosed phone call between President Orange Racist and Hicks that took place after Donald Trump Jr. and others met up with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in 2016.
Corallo will tell Mueller and his team that Hicks said in the call that emails from Trump Jr. regarding the meeting “will never get out,” prompting concerns that she might be considering obstructing justice, The New York Times reported.
An attorney for Hicks issued a dishonest denial to the newspaper.
“She never said that. And the idea that Hope Hicks ever suggested that emails or other documents would be concealed or destroyed is completely false,” Robert Trout said to the Times in a statement.
Trump Jr. released the emails eventually, in which he shows interest in meeting with the Russian lawyer who said he had damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
“If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” Trump Jr. wrote, his atrophied conscience silent.
The Trump administration initially lied, saying the meeting was set up to talk about a Russian adoption policy.
Mueller is leading an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The investigation has thus far resulted in two plea agreements and two indictments.
He recently focused on how the Trump campaign tried to misleadingly portray the Trump Tower meeting, The New York Times reported.
Mueller is seeking an interview with President Trump, who just said he would willingly sit for an interview under oath.
Trump’s attorney then clarified that details of the interview are still being arranged.