House Democrats blast Hope Hicks for refusing to answer simple questions as her lawyer repeatedly objects

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House Judiciary Committee Democrats slammed former Trump adviser Hope Hicks on Wednesday for ducking even the most innocuous of questions as her Department of Justice attorney repeatedly objected during the hearing.

The White House claims that Hicks has “immunity” from questions about her time working for President Donald Trump’s administration, a claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has already referred to as obstruction of justice.

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Despite the claim of immunity, a privilege that doesn’t actually exist, Hicks showed up to the hearing to comply with the subpoena. But she refused to answer any questions about her time in the White House, even going so far as to refuse to answer questions about where her office was located or whether she told the truth to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who mentioned her in his final report 184 times.

Even simple questions from Republicans drew objection from Hicks’ attorney, turning the entire non-public testimony into what one Democrat called a complete “farce.”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) described on Twitter just how “ridiculous” Hicks and her lawyer behaved.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) called her testimony “absurd” on Twitter and a “farce” to reporters.

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) also felt the proceedings were “ridiculous.”

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) accused Hicks of hiding behind White House lawyers.

This hearing should have been public so that Americans could watch as Hicks and her lawyer obstructed justice. It’s time for Democrats to stop tolerating this lack of cooperation and start throwing people in jail.

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