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.
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"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.