Hope Hicks Admits She's a Liar, But Not the Bad Kind of Liar

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During a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks told lawmakers that she only told “white lies” on President Trump’s behalf—and only on smallest of matters. Wow, what a relief!

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CNN reports that Hicks said she had “never been asked to lie about matters of substance or consequence” during her White House tenure. And when asked if President Trump ever asked his staff to lie during the campaign, Hicks replied, “Not that I can recall.”

Okay.

Aiding Hicks in her silence were the two private layers, three White House lawyers, and one Justice Department lawyer who flanked her during her testimony and blocked 155 questions directed towards her.

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There was virtually no new information gleaned during the eight-hour long interview, but we did learn that if given the option, Hicks would do it all over again! 

From CNN:

Hicks said she would still have gone to work for the Trump team if she had known about “the hell that (she) would be put through.” Responding to a question from Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, Hicks said “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity I had to serve, and, yes, I would do it all over again.”

An absolute madwoman.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.

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DISCUSSION

I watched Rachael last night, and contrary to how this is being reported everywhere else, it sounds like she actually did answer more than a few questions, and in a way that gave us a peek into the president’s state of mind.

Like, for instance, we learn that when Trump asked Russia on live television to find Hillary’s emails Hope pretty forth-rightly admits that she didn’t take it as a joke, which is how the campaign later tried to clean it up. We also learn quite a bit more about the wrangling over the “pee tape” and how legitimately worried she and the campaign was about it.