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Ex-Trump aide Hicks agrees to closed-door appearance before U.S. House panel

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Ex-Trump aide Hicks agrees to closed-door appearance before U.S. House panel
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks outside the Oval Office in Washington D.C., U.S., March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo   -   Copyright  Carlos Barria(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, has agreed to give a closed-door interview to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on June 19, the panel’s chairman said on Wednesday.

Hicks last week agreed to supply documents from Trump’s 2016 campaign to the committee, despite a White House directive advising her not to provide the panel with material from her subsequent time at the White House.

“We look forward to her testimony and plan to make the transcript promptly available to the public,” committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement.

(Reporting by David Morgan; writing by Mohammad Zargham; editing by Tim Ahmann and Tom Brown)

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