Hope Hicks admitted to Congress she has to lie for Donald Trump in her role as communications director: report
Hope Hicks (ABC News/screen grab)

During a closed-door hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, White House communications director and longtime Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks on Tuesday acknowledged she occasionally lies for the president, the New York Times reports.

As the Times reports, “after extended consultation with her lawyers,” Hicks told Congressional investigators she has “not lied about matters material” to the Russia investigations.

Hicks refused to answer questions Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, as well as her questions about her role in drafting a misleading statement about a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between top Trump campaign aides and emissaries of the Russian government.

During her nine-plus hours before the House intel committee, Hicks “stonewalled” on questions about the White House, ranking member Adam Schiff told reporters.