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Hope Hicks Reportedly Admitted to House Panel She Tells ‘White Lies’ for Trump Sometimes

Hope Hicks testified before the House Intel Committee behind closed doors today and, even though there were a bunch of questions she would not answer, there was one thing she got a bit candid about.

President Trump is, to put it incredibly charitably, prone to making untrue statements, and per The New York Times, Hicks conceded she’s had to tell the occasional lie too:

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, told House investigators on Tuesday that her work for President Trump, who has a reputation for exaggerations and outright falsehoods, had occasionally required her to tell white lies.

But after extended consultation with her lawyers, she insisted that she had not lied about matters material to the investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible links to Trump associates, according to three people familiar with her testimony.

Hicks declined to answer questions about her time in the White House and concerning the transition period.

This news comes on the heels of reporting from CNN tonight that the Mueller probe is questioning witnesses about the President’s business dealings with Russia pre-2016. Hicks has already sat down with Mueller’s team.

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