Hope Hicks told House intel committee her email was hacked

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks informed the House Intelligence Committee that one of her email accounts had been hacked, according to an intelligence source.

White House communications director Hope Hicks made an unusual admission during her testimony last month before the House Intelligence Committee.

The former communications director "portrayed herself as not savvy in matters of technology", NBC reported, telling the panel that one of her accounts was hacked. It is unclear if Hicks was referring to the campaign or the personal account.

Fox News has learned the one of Hicks' old email accounts that she had since college had been hacked - not her Trump or White House email addresses, according to the source.

Hope Hicks
It’s hard to tell what she’s really like as a person. | Mandel Ngan AFP Getty Images

Her assertion of a hack raises the questions of who might have compromised her account, as well as when, why and what information could have been obtained. Hicks reportedly told the committee that she sometimes tells "white lies", and when asked if she had ever lied on Trump's behalf, she took 10 minutes to confer with her lawyer before answering that she hadn't done so with respect to the Russian Federation investigation.

During her testimony to the House panel, Hicks told lawmakers her work for President Trump occasionally required her to tell "white lies." But there was no indication from any of the sources that those questions were pursued by the committee, which had limited leverage over Hicks because she was appearing voluntarily and was not under a subpoena for her testimony or records. The next day, Hicks abruptly announced her resignation.

Hicks, who has worked for Donald Trump in various capacities since 2014, appeared before the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian election-meddling on February 28 and was grilled by lawmakers for almost seven hours.

Her email correspondences, as well as those of other Trump campaign staffers, have been of particular interest to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, as they continue to probe possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government.

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