House Judiciary Committee Democrats announced Wednesday that former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has agreed to testify before the panel next week, after she was subpoenaed in May concerning Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The interview will be held June 19 and a closed-door transcript will be released, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said. Hicks, a longtime aide to Trump, was mentioned throughout Mueller’s report, which Democrats claimed included unexplored evidence of obstruction of justice.
Hicks did not immediately comment. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Fox Corporation. Fox News is a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
In a statement, Nadler, D-N.Y., seemingly recognized that Democrats might not get all the answers to their questions. Robert Trout, an attorney for Hicks, had told the panel in a letter last week that there were important differences between documents and testimony related to Hicks’ work on Trump’s campaign, as opposed to her time in the White House, which may be protected by executive privilege.
Earlier this month, the White House instructed Hicks not to turn over certain documents related to her time in the White House, citing that privilege.
Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has