Hicks’ responses were so limited that she would not even tell where her White House office was [Aaron Bernstein/Reuters]
Hope Hicks, formerly one of President Donald Trump‘s closest aides, repeatedly declined to answer questions on Wednesday in an interview with US congressional investigators, with lawyers at her side carefully orchestrating her responses.
White House lawyers asserted immunity for Hicks on matters involving her 14 months in the Trump administration, continuing the strategy of not cooperating with investigations by the Democratic-led House of Representatives.
Politicians wanted to ask the 30-year-old publicist about six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the law during the 2016 presidential campaign and while in the White House.
But Hicks’s responses were so limited that she would