In yet another leak from the House Intelligence Committee, outgoing Trump aide Hope Hicks revealed to Congressional investigators that her email account was hacked. “Her assertion of a hack raises the questions of who might have compromised her account, when, why and what information could have been obtained,” reports NBC News.
Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that one of her email accounts was hacked, according to people who were present for the former White House communications director’s testimony in the panel’s Russia probe.
Under relatively routine questioning from Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., about her correspondence, Hicks indicated that she could no longer access two accounts: One she used as a member of President Donald Trump’s campaign team and a personal account, according to four people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the closed meeting of the Intelligence Committee was supposed to remain private.
Hicks, who portrayed herself as not savvy in matters of technology, told lawmakers that one of the accounts was hacked, according to two sources who were in the room. It is unclear if Hicks was referring to a campaign or personal account.
In response to the leak, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) slammed his Democrat colleagues sitting on the House Intelligence Committee.
“Holy cow. The leaks coming from Dems on @HouseIntelComm are out of control! Witnesses come in for hours of testimony at a time & then Dems instantly leak their version of 1 question & that’s that. Do rules, confidentiality & process matter at all anymore?” tweeted Zeldin.
Holy cow. The leaks coming from Dems on @HouseIntelComm are out of control! Witnesses come in for hours of testimony at a time & then Dems instantly leak their version of 1 question & that's that. Do rules, confidentiality & process matter at all anymore? https://t.co/NUr2CRc78G
— Lee Zeldin (@LeeMZeldin) March 8, 2018
In response to Zeldin, GOP insider Arthur Schwartz suggested Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was behind the leak.
The 29-year-old Hicks recently announced that she would be resigning from her role as White House Communications Director.