Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Ridiculous!’ House Dems slam Hope Hicks and her White House lawyer for refusing to answer questions

Published

on

Democratic lawmakers are already calling Hope Hicks’ congressional testimony “ridiculous.”

The former White House communications director complied with a subpoena Wednesday morning to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, but refused to answer any questions about her time serving under President Donald Trump.

A White House lawyer who accompanied Hicks, who left the government in early 2018, repeatedly objected to questions from congressional investigators.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who took part in the closed-door hearing, also called the White House lawyer’s objections “ridiculous.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Hicks has answered some of the committee’s questions, according to Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), but insists she should be immune from discussing her White House service.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the House Judiciary Committee chairman, has said those claims of immunity are absurd because the topics Democrats are asking about have already been made public in the report from special counsel Robert Mueller.

ADVERTISEMENT

Hicks is mentioned 184 times in that report.

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to [email protected].

Send confidential news tips to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

George Conway nails Trump after his latest Twitter meltdown: ‘You deserve no one’s respect’

Published

on

Conservative attorney George Conway mocked his wife's boss for griping about a critical column about him published by the New York Times.

The president unleashed a Twitter tirade against Times columnist Thomas Friedman over his widely discussed column this week, titled "Trump Will Be Re-elected, Won’t He?"

Trump griped that Friedman had called him a racist after speaking respectfully to him by phone.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump’s attack on Ilhan Omar is no surprise — he’s trafficked in racism his whole life: biographer

Published

on

In a column for Bloomberg, Tim O'Brien -- the author of "TrumpWorld" -- said the racist attack that Donald Trump made on four Democratic lawmakers who also all happen to be women of color, should not surprise anyone with a passing familiarity of the president.

According to O'Brien, racism has been a centerpiece of Trump's life going back to when he was just starting out in his family's real estate business.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

New Hampshire GOP lawmaker: Owning slaves doesn’t make you a racist

Published

on

A New Hampshire state lawmaker came under fire this week after he argued that owning black people as slaves does not make someone racist.

USA Today reports that Republican state Rep. Werner Horn recently responded to a Facebook post from a former state House member named Dan Hynes, who argued that President Donald Trump couldn't possibly be the most racist president ever because he never owned slaves.

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image