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Himes Defends Hope Hicks: Everyone Tells ‘White Lies’

The Democratic representative said that the Trump adviser's comments were taken out of context.

By NTK Staff | 03.07.2018 @9:36pm

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, defended White House Communications Director Hope Hicks on CNN on Wednesday, saying that everyone in Washington, D.C. tells “white lies.”

Following Hicks testimony to the House Intelligence Committee last week, a leak from the hearing hinted that the Trump adviser was lying for the president. She allegedly told the committee that she had told “white lies” in public to protect the president.

Republicans alleged the question was a “setup” by some Democrats, meant to embarrass Hicks when taken out of context.

Himes backed up that allegation. “There was a damaging leak out of the committee about her admission that, I guess, she had told ‘white lies,'” he said. “I was very disturbed by that.”

“I’m a hundred percent sure there’s nobody in this city who hasn’t told white lies on behalf of their boss, and I’m pretty sure there’s no one on the planet who hasn’t done that,” the Democrat added.

Himes said the story about Hicks’ statement was “not quite right.”

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