‘A Bullsh*t Question’: GOP Rep. Says Hope Hicks TRICKED Into Claiming She Tells ‘White Lies’ For Trump
Outgoing White House aide Hope Hicks was tricked into admitting in front of the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday that she tells ‘white lies’ to protect President Trump, says Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL).
Daily Mail UK reports:
‘The whole line of questioning was a trap,’ vented GOP Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida, who admits he wasn’t there at the top of the session.
‘They sent her down a rabbit hole that she could not get out of. And it was completely unfair,’ Rooney told CBS.
‘I think the fair representation is that it was a setup: Use an extremely gratuitously broad question to make her look bad and ignore the rest of the nine hours that we were down there,’ he said, calling it a ‘bulls*** question.’
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, who questioned Hicks, defended the inquiry – and argued that if you need to consult your lawyer when asked if you’ve been truthful, you may have a problem. […]
According to the accounts, Rooney then complained about the broad question, asking whether that would apply to a situation where Trump asked Hicks to tell someone he was busy, or to answer: ‘Does this suit make me fat?’
The 29-year-old Hicks announced Wednesday that she would be resigning from her role as White House Communications Director.
The New York Times reported:
Ms. Hicks had been considering leaving for several months. She told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would never be a perfect moment to leave, according to White House aides.
According to Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, Hicks’ resignation is not linked to yesterday’s hearing.
“Hope Hicks departure is NOT about yesterday’s hearing, per multiple sources. She had planned it before, had been thinking about it for months. She had informed a very small number of people prior to Hill hearing that she planned to leave,” tweeted Haberman.
Hope Hicks departure is NOT about yesterday's hearing, per multiple sources. She had planned it before, had been thinking about it for months. She had informed a very small number of people prior to Hill hearing that she planned to leave.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 28, 2018
After news broke of Hicks’ imminent departure, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci praised the outgoing Trump official.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 1, 2018
“She’s a wonderful person. She’s one of the least malicious people I’ve ever met in my life,” Scaramucci told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“She’s dedicated, she’s charming, she’s thoughtful, at the end of the day she’s going to have an unbelievable career.”
“Hope, if you’re watching, my agent has called me and said, ‘Please, let me represent Hope Hicks. I will give her a call,” Scaramucci added.