Hope Hicks: House subpoenas Trump's former communications director, among other top White House staff

Chris Riotta

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler has reportedly issued subpoenas for Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson — two key figures at the core of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

While Ms Hicks served as the president’s former White House communications director, Ms Donaldson was former chief of staff to ex-White House counsel Donald McGahn.

Ms Donaldson’s notes were critical to a section of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference that pertains to the president’s potential obstruction of justice. Ms Hicks also played a crucial role in Mr Trump’s response to explosive news reports about the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives.

The House Judiciary Committee reportedly issued the subpoenas on Tuesday demanding documents and testimony from both women as part of their investigation into Mr Trump’s supposed obstruction of justice.

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