(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to media reports, Hope Hicks, a longtime Trump confidante and former director of the White House communications, will testify before the House committee on January 6. This is a sign that committee members are continuing their efforts to interview as many people as they can who are or have been close to former President Donald Trump during his political career.
Throughout the Trump administration, Hicks was a constant fixture at the White House, holding several communications positions, including director of communications from 2017 to 2018.
Before her departure in mid-January 2021, after the riot on January 6 but before Trump’s final day in office, she returned to the White House in early 2020 as a presidential adviser.
Hicks worked for the Trump Organization in the past and also worked on the 2016 Trump campaign.
According to several books published during the final months in the Trump White House, Hicks informed Trump that the 2020 presidential election had been lost and that he had faced criticism for not believing the election had been rigged.
Trump is cited as stating, “Well, Hope doesn’t believe in me,” in “The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021,” by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser.
According to the book, Hicks responded, “No, I don’t.” “No one has persuaded me otherwise,”
Look, sir, I’m sorry,” Hicks reportedly said to Trump on November 9, 2020, adding, “You’re not going to be able to get it back.”
This information comes from a different book on Trump’s time in the White House called “I Alone Can Fix It,” written by Carol D. Loennig and Philip Rucker.
In the book, Trump allegedly informed Hicks that she was mistaken and that “people are informing me about all the proof.”
Hicks advised Trump to concentrate on his legacy rather than the “Peril” election by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, to which Trump reportedly responded, “It’s not in me to do that. I don’t worry about leaving a legacy.”
Hicks did not significantly impact the administration during Trump’s final weeks in office.