Mueller Subpoenas Trump’s White House Communications Director Hope Hicks To Testify Before Grand Jury

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President Donald Trump’s longtime aide and current communications director, Hope Hicks, is scheduled to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in mid-November, following the president’s trip to Asia, multiple people familiar with the schedule confirmed.

Hope Hicks, communication director for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is pictured following a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York

Mueller’s team is also expected to interview three or four other current White House officials as early as this week, according to an administration official.

 

Mueller’s team already has interviewed former aides, including Trump’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and former press secretary Sean Spicer. But the latest round of interviews appears to mark a new phase of the investigation — hauling in current administration officials for daylong depositions.

 

“Nothing about recent events alters the White House’s commitment to fully cooperate with the office of the special counsel,” White House lawyer Ty Cobb said Tuesday in an interview.

 

The White House expects Mueller to wrap up his interviews by Thanksgiving, but he’ll work on his own time.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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