UPDATED: Deleted image. I Got Punked, that’s Hilary Rhoda, a different person. We regret the error. (hat tip: Scissorhead Bluegal)
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us…
“The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday demanded Hope Hicks return for a second round of questioning within the next month to clarify what it described as ‘inconsistent’ testimony she gave about Donald Trump’s hush-money payments to an adult film actress.
“Democratic panel chairman Jerry Nadler in a five-page letter cited newly released court documents that raise questions about whether the former White House communications director and longtime Trump aide misled his panel about her role in the scheme during a closed-door interview last month.
“As I reminded you at the outset of your interview, anything other than complete candor can have very serious consequences,” Nadler said in the letter to Hicks, which set an August 15 deadline for her to voluntarily return for additional questioning otherwise he’d issue a subpoena.”
Hicks, as you may recall:
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.
The White House Counsel advised her to not recall where her White House office was.
I’m not expecting that Nadler’s gambit will work any better this time, but it will be one more subpoena added to the pile when he does go to a judge and demand… something? Anyway, here’s his 5-page letter if you want to read it.