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Hope Hicks reportedly admitted to House panel that she's told white lies for Trump

During her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, White House communications director Hope Hicks admitted that she has had to tell white lies for President Trump, three people familiar with the matter told The New York Times.

Hicks is one of Trump's closest confidants, having worked for him for several years, and after conferring with her lawyers, she told the panel she never lied about anything relevant to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Hicks' closed-door testimony ran for more than eight hours, and lawmakers inside the room said she repeatedly declined to answer questions about the presidential transition, her time in the White House, the firing of FBI Director James Comey last May, and the drafting of a statement last July about a 2016 meeting Donald Trump Jr. and other top campaign officials had with Russians at Trump Tower. Hicks said she was asked by the White House only to discuss her experiences during the campaign.