Washington Post: Hope Hicks agrees to testify, but behind closed doors

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Good and bad. The Washington Post is reporting that Trump’s former campaign aide and White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to testify to the House Judiciary Committee next Wednesday, but the testimony will take place behind closed doors.

This is movement of sorts. Hicks will become the first former White House aide to testify to the Judiciary panel in the midst of its post-Mueller report investigation into Trump. How forthcoming she is and how often she shields herself and Trump by invoking executive privilege, remains to be seen.

But importantly, it will only be seen by the lawmakers themselves. Democrats reportedly plan to release a transcript following her testimony. But as we have seen, the movie version holds far more sway with the public than the book does.

Make no mistake, though—this will absolutely get under Trump’s skin. The White House directed Hicks, among others, not to comply with the congressional subpoena for her testimony. Hicks will be accompanied by a member of the White House counsel’s office.

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Rick Bevilacqua
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Rick Bevilacqua

Wonder where she gets the time to testify, what with her banging half the administration. Ooh, did I say that??

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Why is she treated with kid gloves? Subpoena her there and if she FTAs hold her in contempt …like everyone in the real world of litigation gets treated …this is pathetic and pointless really

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

The question is will “Hope fold “? ??
Or as many say , is there any hope for Hicks ???
.. Once contaminated by Trump , can anyone go back to normal? They may never be clean
again , after having any relationship with Trump.