Published: Fri, March 22, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump’s ex-communications director Hope Hicks to share docs with House Democrats

Trump’s ex-communications director Hope Hicks to share docs with House Democrats

Hope Hicks, the White House's former communications director, will cooperate with a House Judiciary Committee probe into President Donald Trump and allegations of obstruction of justice, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Trump is yet to comment on the reports of Hicks' willingness to turn over the documents requested by the judiciary committee.

After making a swath of document requests related to its investigation into Trump's corruption, obstruction, and abuse of power.

Earlier this week, the committee's Democratic chairman, Rep. However, it is now unclear how much information she will be releasing to the investigation.

The White House is also refusing to provide documents relating to lower-profile issues, such as the use of taxpayer funds to pay for lavish private aircraft.

Two US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan
It comes amid negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban insurgents to end the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan. Two American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan, officials said.

Hicks' cooperation comes in stark contrast to former White House chief of staff John Kelly, who is facing an array of questions from the House Oversight Committee over his role in the White House security clearance process. He added that committee investigators are in contact with others on their list who have said they would be more comfortable responding to a subpoena, rather than a voluntary request.

Politico noted that GOP aides on the committee confirmed that at least eight "individuals and entities" - including the National Rifle Association, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and current Trump confidant Tom Barrack - submitted over 8,000 pages of documents.

Netanyahu has been urging the Trump administration to officially recognize the Golan Heights as a part of the State of Israel, along with the rest of the global community.

The House Judiciary Committee is also moving toward its first interview tied to the letters it sent to kick off the investigation: Felix Sater, who promoted the Trump Tower Moscow project, is scheduled to testify behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee next Thursday, according to two sources with knowledge of the appearance.

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