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NBC: Hope Hicks Told House Panel of Hacked Email Account

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By    |   Wednesday, 07 March 2018 06:48 PM

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that an email account of hers was hacked, NBC News reported Wednesday.

The report cited "people who were present" for Hicks' voluntary testimony in the committee's investigation into Russian meddling during the presidential election.

Hicks, 29, who has been a Trump aide since shortly after he announced his Republican candidacy in 2015, resigned from the post the day after testifying for nearly nine hours before the panel.

Hicks, under standard questioning by committee Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, disclosed that she could not access two email accounts.

One of the accounts she used as a member of the Trump campaign team and a personal account, NBC reported.

"Four people who spoke on the condition of anonymity" disclosed the information to the network.

Hicks' testimony to the panel was expected to remain private, as she did not appear under subpoena.

The former communications director "portrayed herself as not savvy in matters of technology," NBC reported, telling the panel that one of her accounts was hacked.

"It is unclear if Hicks was referring to a campaign or personal account," NBC disclosed.

Further, "there was no indication from any of the sources that those questions were pursued by the committee," according to the report.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to testify before the House committee on Thursday.

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that an email account of hers was hacked, NBC News reported Wednesday.
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