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Dims livid as Hope Hicks dodges questions
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House Democrats erupted Wednesday at what they said was the White House’s repeated interference in their interview with Hope Hicks, a longtime confidante of President Donald Trump who was a central witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s obstruction of justice investigation.


Several House Judiciary Committee members exiting the closed-door interview said a White House lawyer repeatedly claimed Hicks had blanket immunity from discussing her time in the White House. They said she wouldn’t answer questions as basic as where she sat in the West Wing or whether she told the truth to Mueller.
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Jbird
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Good frick them.


keakar
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so she did the same as hillary only hicks was much more truthful and forthcoming then crooked hillary


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Sounds like their problem is with Honest Bob, not HH.


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CGSC Lobotomy
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They erupted in REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


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fricking A! Best news all day!


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I just read on...

it gets even better
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Several House Judiciary Committee members exiting the closed-door interview said a White House lawyer repeatedly claimed Hicks had blanket immunity from discussing her time in the White House. They said she wouldn’t answer questions as basic as where she sat in the West Wing or whether she told the truth to Mueller.

“We’re watching obstruction of justice in action,” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.).

“It’s a farce,” added Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who said Hicks at one point tried to answer a question about an episode involving former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski only to be cut off by the White House counsel.

“She made clear she wouldn’t answer a single question about her time unless the White House counsel told her it was okay,” an exasperated Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said in an interview. “She couldn’t even characterize her testimony to the special counsel.”

Deutch added that the White House was not formally asserting executive privilege to block Hicks from answering certain questions; rather, the lawyer was referring to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s Tuesday letter claiming that Hicks was “absolutely immune” from discussing her tenure in the Trump administration.

Lieu said the White House lawyers were “making crap up” to block Hicks from testifying. He said she answered some questions about her time on the Trump campaign that provided new information, but he declined to characterize her comments.

Jayapal said lawyers even objected to Hicks discussing episodes that occurred after she left the White House — and that Hicks went along with it.

“She is making a choice to follow along with all the claims of absolute immunity,” Jayapal said, adding, “Basically, she can say her name.”

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) took a more forgiving tone, saying Hicks did answer some questions and said a transcript of her testimony released in the next few days would reveal what she said.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said Hicks answered some questions about alleged hush payments Trump directed to women accusing him of extramarital affairs just before the 2016 election, but he said the issue hadn’t been fully probed.

Cicilline also said Hicks answered questions about campaign meetings during which Wikileaks was discussed, but said lawmakers gleaned little new information.

He added that Hicks, in the first hour of her questioning, expressed no regret and did not admit that any of her public statements during the campaign were false — despite clear evidence to the contrary, including her admission to the House Intelligence Committee last year that she sometimes told “white lies” on Trump’s behalf.

A transcript of the interview could be released within 48 hours, aides said.

Democrats were braced for a long day of fighting with the White House over executive privilege and claims by the White House that Hicks doesn’t have to answer questions about her time in the West Wing or on the post-election transition period.

Republicans on the Judiciary Committee said the fact that Hicks was appearing at all is evidence that Democrats have been overzealous in their decision to issue a series of subpoenas and accuse the White House of blocking access to information.

“There’s nothing new here,” said Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee.
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Look at this other POLITICO headline

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Pelosi rules out censuring Trump


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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Anything to keep this obstruction of justice nonsense moving along. I can't understand why Ms. Pelosi doesn't put an end to this charade. It's not helping the Democrats cause, and is not being done in the interests of justice.


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Dims livid as Hope Hicks dodges questions


Hope Hicks and Donald Trump respond to Dems complaints:


Image: https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/trump-hicks-1.jpg


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I don't give a shite about their outrage, not one damn bit.


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House Democrats erupted Wednesday at what they said was the White House’s repeated interference in their interview with Hope Hicks


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MrLarson
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The democrats just got Lerned.


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in special counsel Robert Mueller’s obstruction of justice investigation


Um what?



elposter
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in special counsel Robert Mueller’s obstruction of justice investigation


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Um what?


Amazing how they seamlessly and shamelessly pivot isn't it?


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in special counsel Robert Mueller’s obstruction of justice investigation


Good catch


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Pictures of Hope or this thread disappoints ;-))))


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Outstanding.


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Simplemaaan
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Didn't all of Killarys plebes take the FIF?


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Tony Tiger89
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It's all O.K. when they are doing it, but when it's done to them it's outrageous!!

Typical Dem mentality !!

Ain't no fun when the rabbit has the gun !!!!

Come here Demmy dummies, it's time to take your medicine !!
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