Ex-Trump aide Hicks agrees to interview

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is to face the House judiciary committee.
Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is to face the House judiciary committee.

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 House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman says.

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.

Hicks will appear before the committee on June 19.

"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.

Australian Associated Press