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Robert Mueller to Be Informed of Hope Hicks Possibly Obstructing Justice in Russia Probe

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White House communications director Hope Hicks allegedly told the president that Trump Jr.'s emails with the Russians "will never get out" during a previously undisclosed conference call.

The New York Times reported that the former Trump team legal spokesperson, Mark Corallo, was concerned that Hicks was obstructing justice by informing Trump that the emails were safe. Corallo is planning to tell special counsel Robert Mueller about Hick's private conference call in an interview.


However, Hick's lawyer vehemently denied Corallo's allegations about the email comment. In a statement issued on Wednesday, attorney Robert P. Trout said:

As most reporters know, it's not my practice to comment in response to questions from the media. But this warrants a response. She never said that. And the idea that Hope Hicks ever suggested that emails or other documents would be concealed or destroyed is completely false.



Corallo received an interview request from the special counsel last week and is expected to discuss the Air Force One meeting in which the White House staff prepared a response on behalf of Trump Jr. to the Trump Tower campaign meeting involving a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin.

The Trump Tower meeting that took place in June 2016 is of particular interest to Mueller's team. The Times reported:

The statement, released in response to questions from The New York Times about the meeting, has become a focus of the inquiry by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Prosecutors working for Mr. Mueller in recent months have questioned numerous White House officials about how the release came together — and about how directly Mr. Trump oversaw the process. Mr. Mueller's team recently notified Mr. Trump's lawyers that the Air Force One statement is one of about a dozen subjects that prosecutors want to discuss in a face-to-face interview of Mr. Trump that is still being negotiated.


Hope Hicks in the lobby of the Trump Tower, December 12, 2016.(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort attended the undisclosed meeting orchestrated by Trump Jr. to meet with the Russian lawyer who claimed to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the campaign.

Mueller's team is also interested in the Air Force One letter that was prepared on behalf of Trump Jr. But now, the special counsel is about to be informed about the protected email exchanges leading up to last year's Trump Tower meeting.

Hope Hicks was a close confidante of Donald Trump, but the 29-year-old could wind up being the administration's downfall.





Corallo is scheduled for the interview with Mueller in the next couple of weeks, according to CNN.

People sounded off on Twitter over the news; however, this user wants to see justice being served.






Some people aren't worried for Hicks at all.



H/T - NYTimes, CNN, Twitter