Donald Trump's Former Communications Director Hope Hicks Will Cooperate With House Democratic Probe Into President

Former White House communications director and Trump confidant Hope Hicks will cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee's probe into the president over potential obstruction of justice, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, asked Hicks, 30, earlier this month to turn over documents on on a range of issues, including former FBI Director James Comey's firing, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's false statements to the FBI and Trump's involvement in payments made to prevent details about his alleged affairs from surfacing.

Nadler also asked Hicks to provide "any personal or work diary journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events" related to the president, his campaign or Trump Organization. According to CNN, Nadler's spokesperson Daniel Schwarz said that Hicks has agreed to comply with the request. However, it is currently unclear how much information she will be releasing to the investigation.

Hicks's lawyer Robert Trout declined Newsweek's request for comment.

The probe has resulted in mounting tensions between House Democrats and the White House after the latter refused to abide by deadlines set by Nadler for information.

Earlier this month, Nadler requested information be provided to the panel from 81 individuals and entities by Monday as part of a wide-ranging investigation into Trump's potential "obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power." Although Republicans claim that only eight had complied by the deadline, Democrats have hinted that more have said they will provide information at a later date.

Hicks, who served as the Trump administration's communications director from August 2017 to March 2018, was widely considered one of the most influential aides in the White House at the time. She also worked on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

The president posed with Hicks outside the Oval Office as she was leaving her role last year.

"Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years. She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person," Trump said.

Hicks said of the president: "There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump. I wish the president and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country."

President Donald Trump joins former communications director Hope Hicks on the South Lawn and departing from the White House on March 29, 2018. Hicks will turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into Trump. Getty/Mandel Ngan