Lawyers for former White House communications director Hope Hicks on Thursday said she is sticking to her June testimony before the House Judiciary Committee about hush money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Donald Trump.
"Ms. Hicks stands by her testimony," lawyers Robert Trout and Gloria Solomon wrote panel chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Politico reported. "She had no knowledge of, and was not involved in any conversations about, 'hush money' payments to Stormy Daniels during the campaign.
"The information she provided to the committee was truthful to the best of her knowledge and recollection," they wrote.
Last month, Nadler demanded Hicks clarify her June 19 testimony after documents unsealed by a federal judge in New York raised concerns over whether she had misled lawmakers about her involvement with illegal hush-money payments to the porn actress who alleges she had an affair with Trump.
Those documents revealed Hicks talked about it in a call to Trump and his lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, Politico noted.
Hicks told the committee in June she was never "present" when Trump discussed Daniels with Cohen and she had no direct knowledge of payments made to Daniels.
And her lawyers rejected suggestions she might have misled lawmakers during her testimony, insisting she "was not part of any conversations about the hush money payments to Ms. Daniels before they were reported."
Trout and Solomon said Hicks learned about hush-money payments only from reporters who were inquiring with the Trump campaign about them.
"Her testimony about those subjects before the Judiciary Committee, like the information she provided to the United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and the Office of special counsel, was truthful and accurate," they wrote.
A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman said in a statement the panel "will evaluate the claims made by Ms. Hicks' counsel in response to our questions and determine next steps. This matter is a very serious one because it relates to the president's involvement in campaign finance crimes," The Hill reported.
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