It was supposed to take 48 hours for the House Judiciary Committee to produce a transcript of Hope Hicks’ closed-door testimony from Wednesday, buuuuuut because she said nothing, the 273-page transcript is out now.
Hicks refused to answer just about all questions, and her lawyers from the White House objected to just about every question Hicks was asked. It really needed a laugh track each time her signature tag line appeared, “Not that I can recall.” It was not dy-NO-mite, but she uses it to great comic effect.
But that is not to say that all Hope is lost…
“Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Hicks’ blanket refusal to tell lawmakers about her tenure in the West Wing is the real-life illustration Democrats needed to show a judge just how extreme the White House’s blockade on witness testimony has become.
“‘It very much played into our hands,’ Nadler said in an interview in his Capitol Hill office Thursday. ‘It’s one thing to tell a judge blanket immunity is not a right thing. It’s another thing when a judge can see what that means in actuality, and how absurd it is.’”
I’m no expert in these things, but I’m not expecting much movement here.