- Hicks was a Trump campaign staffer and returned after a hiatus for the final year of his term.
WASHINGTON – Hope Hicks, once a top aide to former President Donald Trump, met Tuesday for an interview with the House committee investigating the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, according to reports from The New York Times, CNN and NBC.
Hicks was one of the earliest staffers on Trump’s presidential campaign and served in the White House as his communications director. She left the administration in 2018 for Fox News, but returned in February 2020 for Trump’s final year in office.
Hicks was among the aides who told Trump that he lost the 2020 election even as he continued to fight the results, according to several books written about the administration cited by CNN.
Numerous other administration and campaign aides, including then-Attorney General Bill Barr, have already testified they told Trump repeatedly he lost the election.
A Jan. 6 committee staffer didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Hicks previous testified behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee in 2019 about hush-money payments Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he made to two women who claimed to have had sex with Trump. She denied knowing about the payments and declined to answer 155 questions about the administration.