As we have been watching the news, some reality maybe seeping into the heads of Trump’s lawyers. One thing is for sure, if Trump goes down, there will be a great deal of blood in the water for all who are involved. The case against Trump regarding collusion and obstruction of justice is building. More are being swept up in the Mueller dragnet. Could the lynch pin of this emerging case regarding the Russians be one Hope Hicks, a person who serves in the White House doing unspecified duties. This isn’t about political chicanery, dirty tricks, ala Dick Tuck, or politics as usual. It is about national security, collusion with the Russians over influencing an election and maybe treason.
But as Robert Mueller’s probe moves forward, Hicks’s involvement as a witness to the Russian meeting could backfire, threatening the administration and casting her own reactions and statements into grave doubt. According to a report yesterday from The New York Times, Mark Corallo, a former part of the Trump legal team, who resigned in July, will testify to Mueller that Hicks may have been part of an obstruction effort, after news broke that Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. Of course, the cover story was that this meeting was about the adoption of Russian orphans, but almost everyone with a wit about them, knows it was about Russian hacking into DNC and Clinton emails.
According to the NY Times, in the Corallo account, Trump and Hicks drafted a statement aboard Air Force One, and Corallo, told them both that this action would eventually backfire on them. He believed that the meeting had really been set up to get “political dirt” about Hillary Clinton and the Russians. According to this account, Hicks said the e-mails “will never get out!”
Corallo, a career Republican, who worked for the Bush 43 administration, told colleagues that he was alarmed by the Hicks’ remark. He believed that she was either incredibly naïve or was suggesting that the e-mails would be withheld from investigators.
Interestingly enough, in reading the Michael Wolff book Fire and Fury, one could understand Steve Bannon losing his temper with with Hicks after the meeting. He told her that she should get a lawyer and adding, “You don’t know how much trouble you are in . . . you are as dumb as a stone!”)
Meanwhile, who is Hope Hicks and why! She’s a spokeswoman who know one has ever heard. What were her qualifications or experience? In this crazy, ever-shifting political world how did a political novice get involved? This former model who is almost never in front of a camera is involved in messaging? In any other election year in history, when did a 27-year-old, who had zero experience, who never worked in any political role, wind up as its communication head?
In January 2015, Donald Trump selected Hicks, who was 26 years old at the time, for the role of press secretary for his potential presidential campaign. Donald Trump summoned her to his office and, as she tells it, “Mr. Trump looked at me and said, ‘I’m thinking about running for president, and you’re going to be my press secretary.” Of course, to reiterate, she had never worked in politics, or a campaign at any level. After Trump’s first primary victory, Hicks was asked to choose between staying with the Trump Organization or continue to work working on the campaign full-time. She initially seem to want to leave the campaign, but obviously Trump made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. That reminds me of the “Godfather.”
During the campaign, she ran interference for Trump with the press, and was handling over hundreds of requests daily, and could rule out anyone who Trump put on a persona non grata list. She also became the conduit for his “Tweets!” These were sent to Trump Organization for posting on his account. When in New York City, she was always in his office, almost 24/7. Supposedly, the campaign took a personal toll, as they caused a split between Hicks and her long-time boyfriend
Meanwhile, now Hicks is one of the most powerful people in America. Huh! When Donald Trump is on his luxury airplane, she’s the one sitting next to him. So what is the real connection, and what does his wife feel about this connection?
Now it comes out that Hope Hicks is a subject of interest to Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Of course the question is why? Well a large part of this investigation is over “Obstruction of Justice!” How did Hicks fit in with the Donald Trump Jr. meeting with the Russians, what was the “cover story,” why was it constructed, was it a lie, and what does it mean with regards to “Obstruction of Justice?” Of course, e-mails were released that prove the meeting had nothing to do with adoption, and Counsel Mueller is looking into who crafted the obvious false statement by Trump about the meeting, his role, and frankly, who crafted the false statement. In fact, who arranged the meeting, which was about campaign dirt from a foreign adversary? What did the president know, and when did he know it? This question was asked of Nixon during Watergate, and should be asked today!