Nadler Furious After White House Lawyer Refuses to Let Hope Hicks Answer Questions in Closed-Door Testimony
Hope Hicks arrives on Capitol Hill
Former White House Comms Director Hope Hicks arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to testify to the House Judiciary Committee.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 19, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) issued Hope Hicks a subpoena to compel testimony and it ended up being a big bust.
On Tuesday, White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to Nadler to let him know that Trump had instructed Hope Hicks not to answer any questions about her time in the White House.
White House lawyers refused to let Hope Hicks answer any questions in the closed-door testimony and Jerry Nadler and other Democrat lawmakers are furious.
White House counsel objected to every question about Hicks’ time at the White House as Nadler went through every question one-by-one.
According to Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu (CA), Hope Hicks even refused to answer where her office was located in the White House. Perfect!
Nadler called Hope Hicks refusal to answer questions “absurd.”
Dems not happy so far with Hope Hicks appearance. Karen Bass told me “it’s pretty ridiculous” WH counsels are objecting to any questions about her time at the WH, as Nadler goes one-by-one through the questions. Nadler made clear to Hicks and the WH that he views this as “absurd”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 19, 2019
California Democrat Ted Lieu was triggered that the White House asserted executive privilege and told reporters, “I’m watching obstruction of justice in action.”
“It’s more lawlessness,” Swalwell said of Trump’s White House.
You’ll get nothing and like it, Nadler.