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New York Times: Hope Hicks’ decision on whether to comply with subpoena is ‘an existential question’

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks was subpoenaed by House Democrats on Tuesday.

Hicks, who worked for President Donald Trump during his campaign and the first two years of his presidency, is reportedly considering becoming the latest ex-Trump official to defy a subpoena — which is supposed to be illegal.

But the 30-year-old’s decision about whether to comply with the law is “an existential question,” according to a recent article by the New York Times.

Maggie Haberman’s piece — entitled “Hope Hicks Left the White House. Now She Must Decide Whether to Talk to Congress.” — has drawn intense scrutiny and raised questions regarding disparities in law enforcement.

“Man oh man how it helps to be rich, pretty and white,” tweeted Times contributor Wajahat Ali.

Lol. Man oh man how it helps to be rich, pretty and white. Hope Hicks is a grown ass woman who has voluntarily chosen to support this corrupt........

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