Former White House communications director Hope Hicks will cooperate with a House Judiciary Committee probe into President Donald Trump and allegations of obstruction of justice, CNN reported on Wednesday.
Hicks, who had a close working relationship with Trump, is set to turn over documents to the committee related to the investigation, a spokesman for House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said.
Hicks played a key role in Trump's 2016 campaign and served as the administration's communications director from August 2017 to March 2018.
In early 2018, Hicks testified to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors, reportedly refusing to answer many of the questions from Democratic lawmakers at a time when Republicans still had a majority in Congress.
Now that Democrats have control of the House, they've launched a slew of investigations into Trump, his finances, and relationship with Russia, but have been wary of characterizing this as a march toward impeachment.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent Hicks a detailed letter earlier this month, asking for documents on a wide-range of topics, including over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's false statements to the FBI, the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey, Trump's involvement in a hush-money scheme to silence stories about his alleged affairs and the drafting of a misleading 2017 statement to the media about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Russians.
The White House has not yet provided information to Nadler, a Democrat from New York, as part of his investigation -- despite a deadline this past Monday.
Last year, Hicks testified behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee, but she did not answer all of the questions from Democrats, who at the time were in the minority.