During her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, White House communications director Hope Hicks reportedly refused to answer questions about her role in the initial misleading explanation for a 2016 meeting between Trump campaign team and Russian operatives.


CNN's Manu Raju tweeted that Hicks testified for "roughly nine hours," and said his source for information on her refusal came from the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

In late January, it was revealed that Hicks said emails between Donald Trump Jr. and an associate of Russian operatives promising "dirt" on Hillary Clinton would "never get out," according to a former White House aide who reportedly spoke with special counsel Robert Mueller. She was also a member of the team aboard Air Force One with the president last year when the meeting was first revealed, and reportedly helped write the initial claim that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting was about adoption.