Hope Hicks to Speak With Mueller’s Team in Mid-November

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: Hope Hicks, White House director of strategic communications, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
October 31, 2017

White House communications director Hope Hicks is scheduled to speak next month with special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators.

Hicks is one of three or four White House officials that Mueller’s team expects to interview soon, and she is scheduled to talk in mid-November, Politico reports. These interviews signal a new stage of the Russia investigation, in which Mueller will hold depositions with current Trump Administration officials.

"Nothing about recent events alters the White House’s commitment to fully cooperate with the office of the special counsel," White House lawyer Ty Cobb said Tuesday.

Before joining the White House Hicks was part of the Trump Organization and an early member of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Because of her past ties to Trump and his campaign and organization, many have expected her to be called in as a witness.

Hicks is known for keeping a low profile and staying off television, and she has never lied while on record during her service to the president. Her reported appointment with Mueller will come after Trump returns from his trip to Asia.

The White House is currently under the impression the interviews being conducted by Mueller's team will conclude "soon," although Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it would be longer than just a few days.