Dem Rep Dodges Questions About Leaking Hope Hicks Testimony

Amber Athey White House Correspondent
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Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, dodged on Thursday when asked if he was responsible for recent leaks.


White House communications director Hope Hicks, who announced her resignation Wednesday, recently testified in front of the House Intel Committee. Some of her testimony was leaked to the press, perhaps most notably her admission that she tells “white lies” for the president.

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Rep. Quigley to respond to Rep. Tom Rooney’s accusation that Democrats were the ones leaking information, but Quigley completely dodged the question.

“Yeah, I mean, putting aside yesterday’s testimony because in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that critical, we have not even touched on money laundering,” Quigley responded. “Deutsche Bank is fined $610 million for helping the Russians launder money, and who was the Trump financial world financing? Trump associates.”

“I don’t think it’s on Mr. Rooney, I think it’s on the Speaker of the House for letting them do this, and he is complicit as anyone in stalling this investigation and, frankly, obstructing it,” Quigley concluded.

Tapper opted not to press Quigley on the question of leaks.

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