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Hope Hicks refused to answer whether "a litany" of Trump associates asked her to lie...

In a rare, on-the-record accounting of some of the House Intelligence committee's secret, closed-door proceedings, two members of the House Intelligence Committee explained to CBS News what led White House communications director Hope Hicks to say her work for President Trump occasionally required her to tell "white lies." Hicks testified for nine hours Tuesday as part of the committee's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election -- and announced one day later she will be resigning, for reasons the White House said were unrelated to her testimony. 

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Editorial: Indictment makes clear — the Russians meddled in a big way

The investigation President Trump long derided as “a witch hunt” just caught its first 13 witches. A 37-page indictment by a federal grand jury provides detailed evidence of a brazen Russian conspiracy that began in 2014 as an effort to disrupt the American democratic process generally, and evolved in 2016 into a concerted effort to boost the candidacy of Donald Trump.

The nexus of this sophisticated operation was a Russian “troll farm” called the Internet Research Agency, which sought to carry out “information warfare against the United States of America” according to the indictment delivered by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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About Eric Swalwell


As co-chairman of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Congressman Eric Swalwell helps set the caucus’ policy agenda and oversees committee assignments. As founder and chairman of Future Forum, he is House Democrats’ point man on outreach to millennials – the nation’s biggest, most diverse and best-educated generation. And as Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee’s CIA Subcommittee and a Judiciary Committee member, he’s playing key roles in keeping our nation safe.

In all these roles, Eric Swalwell fights for Americans’ Freedom to Dream: the ability to reach for and attain better lives for themselves and their families.

Eric, 36, represents California’s 15th Congressional District, including much of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. Raised in Dublin, Calif., he’s the son of a retired police officer and a still-working mother; the oldest of four siblings; and – with a Division 1 soccer scholarship – the first in his family to attend college. His... Read more

The Facts

  • Worked seven years as Alameda County prosecutor

  • Served on Dublin City Council (2010-2012)

  • Elected to Congress in 2012 - youngest member of the California delegation

  • Ranking member of House subcommittee on the CIA

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