Trump: ‘Why Aren’t Dems Looking At The 33K Emails Hillary Deleted & Acid Washed After Getting A Subpoena From Congress?’

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks testified before the House Judiciary Committee in a closed-door congressional hearing Wednesday about her time in the Trump administration. The committee is reportedly expected to release a transcript on Friday.

Less than an hour into the interview, some Democrats said Hicks – who is now the chief communications officer at the Fox Corporation – was following White House orders to stay quiet about her time as an aide to Trump, reported Fox News.

In a letter Tuesday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, (D-NY), White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote Tuesday that President Trump had directed Hope Hicks not to answer questions “relating to the time of her service as a senior adviser to the President.”

Cipollone said Hicks is “absolutely immune” from compelled testimony with respect to her service to the president because of the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches. The White House has similarly cited broad executive privilege with respect to many of the Democrats’ investigative demands, using the president’s power to withhold information to protect the confidentiality of the Oval Office decision-making process, per Fox News.

Republicans on the committee argued that Hicks’ testimony is consistent with what was already laid out in Mueller’s report and calling the interview a waste of time.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) said, “The Democrats can try to re-litigate the Mueller investigation, but they don’t have the resources and they’re simply just having dramatic readings. This is not something we need to be doing when we have a border crisis when we have other things going on. This is just another press release for the Democrats.” (Continued Below)

Meanwhile, President Trump took to Twitter where he blasted Democrats for attempting a “redo” of Mueller’s investigation by bringing in Hicks as a witness in a series of tweets Wednesday. He also accused Democrats of ignoring the “real obstruction” by Hillary Clinton.

The President wrote, “The Dems are very unhappy with the Mueller Report, so after almost 3 years, they want a Redo, or Do Over. This is extreme Presidential Harassment. They gave Crooked Hillary’s people complete Immunity, yet now they bring back Hope Hicks.”

Trump asked, “Why aren’t the Dems looking at the 33,000 Emails that Hillary and her lawyer deleted and acid washed AFTER GETTING A SUBPOENA FROM CONGRESS? That is real Obstruction that the Dems want no part of because their hearings are RIGGED and a disgrace to our Country!” (Video Below)

Some Democrats, namely Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), are fuming after Hicks declined to answer some questions following her decision to follow orders of both the White House and her private lawyer. Lieu told reporters, “I’ve been watching obstruction of justice in action. You have their White House serving absolute immunity, which is not a thing –it doesn’t exist.”

Lieu also tweeted, “I am watching Obstruction of Justice in action, as @TheJusticeDept is objecting to everything that Hope Hicks wants to say during her tenure in the White House. The Administration’s position is absurd & they will lose in court. What is the @realDonaldTrump Administration hiding?”

It is worth noting, Lieu was live tweeting about the hearing while it was going on.

President Trump’s official tweets:

“The President added, “If I didn’t have the Phony Witch Hunt going on for 3 years, and if the Fake News Media and their partner in Crime, the Democrats, would have played it straight, I would be way up in the Polls right now – with our Economy, winning by 20 points. But I’m winning anyway!”

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Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill:

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