Trump’s list of confidantes is quickly dwindling as more and more previous and current administration officials agree to cooperate with and provide documents to the House Judiciary Committee. Most recently in collaboration with the committee is former White House communications director and long-time Trump ally, Hope Hicks.
Earlier this month chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, sent an in-depth letter to Hicks — in which he requested documents on topics ranging from former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s false statements to the FBI, Comey’s termination, and the president’s involvement in the hush-money scheme to silence his alleged marital affairs.
The letter requested that Hicks hand over any documents from “any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events” pertaining to Donald Trump, his campaign, his organization, and the executive office of the president.
While Hicks’ attorney declined any comment, Nadler’s spokesman, Daniel Schwarz, did confirm that Hicks as well as other current administration officials have agreed to cooperate with the committee and will be providing the requested documents.
This partnership comes in the midst of turmoil between the House Democrats and the White House after the White House has blatantly disregarded numerous deadline for information set by the Democratic chairman — who has just recently gained subpoena power.
While this may feel like a step in the right direction, there is still no guarantee on what and how much information Hicks will ultimately hand over to the committee. Hicks testified behind closed doors last year but only spoke on questions about Trump’s campaign and presidential transition, while refusing to address her time at the White House.
At that point in time, Democrats were in the minority. However, now holding the majority as well as newfound subpoena powers, it is only a matter of time before several individuals and entities, Hicks included, aren’t given a choice. And quite frankly, I can’t wait.
Featured image via the White House