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Hope Hicks set to appear in front of House Intelligence Committee Tuesday

White House communications director Hope Hicks is expected to testify privately in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several people familiar with the committee's schedule told ABC News.

Hicks has been close to President Trump for years, and she will likely be asked about the campaign, transition, and the last year in the White House. Several other Trump associates, including former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, have refused to answer questions posed by the committee, and it's possible Hicks will claim executive privilege.