The communications director for the White House, Hope Hicks, is scheduled to go in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday for the panel’s probe into Russia’s 2016 election interference.
Her originally scheduled testimony got abruptly delayed in January as questions were raised as to whether Hicks would even answer the panel’s questions.
CBS News was the first to report her expected appearance.
The leading Democrat on the committee explained that it remains to be seen whether Hicks will try to “stonewall” the panel by limiting what she will testify about, just like the former White House chief strategist and horrible racist Stephen Bannon did earlier in the month.
“We hope obviously that she will be fully cooperative, but at this point I don’t know what we can expect, except that we expect her to come in soon and we hope that she will fully cooperate,” Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on Monday.
Bannon refused at first to answer any questions regarding the presidential transition time in January by claiming executive privilege, a strategy that prompted the commission to give him a subpoena right then and there to force him to come back and answer all their questions about the time extending past Election Day.
When Bannon appeared again before the panel earlier in the month, however, he wouldn’t answer anything besides a set of 25 questions that was preapproved by the currently evil White House.
Bannon’s refusal to talk ignited fury among Republicans and Democrats on the committee who accurately said he had no right to assert the privilege for conversations or events that happened before President Trump became president.
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who is the top Republican on the Russia probe, stated back then that he was speaking with lawyers, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and several other lawmakers to find out if they can force Bannon to cooperate after his second interview was so useless.
Hope Hicks played a crucial role in the campaign and transition times, including the treasonous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.
She helped write Donald Trump Jr.’s initial lying statement regarding his meeting with a Russian attorney. The president’s oldest son lied that the meeting was about Russian adoptions, but it later became known that he went to the meeting after he was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton‘s campaign.