Will Hope Hicks be the next domino to fall? Communications director, 29, 'was interviewed by Mueller team' probing alleged Trump campaign-Russia collusion

  • Hope Hicks could be the next target in Robert Mueller's probe into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia
  • The 29-year-old was allegedly interviewed by Mueller some time before Dec 1?
  • She has previously denied that top campaign?aids communicated with Russia
  • On Dec 1 Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI about speaking with Russians during the election
  • Hicks has a close relationship with the President and has worked with him since joining his campaign in January 2015

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks could be the next target in Special Council Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's alleged collusion with Russia.

If a timeline reported by the New York Daily News is correct the 29-year-old will have been interviewed by the special counsel before December 1 to find out what she might know about potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.

She has previously denied that top campaign aids communicated with foreign dignitaries.?

'There was no communication between the campaign and any foreign entity during the campaign,' she told the Associated Press in November 2016.?

'It never happened.'?

If a timeline reported by the New York Daily News is correct, the 29-year-old will have been interviewed by the special counsel before December 1 to find out what she might know about potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Hicks is pictured with Trump on Tuesday Nov 14?

If a timeline reported by the New York Daily News is correct, the 29-year-old will have been interviewed by the special counsel before December 1 to find out what she might know about potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Hicks is pictured with Trump on Tuesday Nov 14?

She has previously denied that top campaign aids communicated with foreign dignitaries. Mueller is currently looking into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russian operatives to secure a Republican win in the 2016 presidential election - he is pictured in June 2017

She has previously denied that top campaign aids communicated with foreign dignitaries. Mueller is currently looking into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russian operatives to secure a Republican win in the 2016 presidential election - he is pictured in June 2017

Hicks is one of multiple White House officials cooperating with the Mueller probe, along with the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who interviewed with investigators earlier in November.?

But Hicks' relationship with the president is unique - having been close with Trump since early on in the campaign - when it has been alleged the then-candidate's team worked with Russian operatives to secure a Republican win in the 2016 presidential election.

The news about her interview comes just after it was announced on Friday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI.

Flynn spoke to Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak while the Obama administration was in power - which is illegal under the 1799 Logan Act - and later lied about doing so to the FBI.?

It was also reported that Flynn will be 'cooperating fully' with Mueller's investigation and that he said he will give information on Trump and his family members as part of a plea deal.?

Jared Kushner allegedly told Flynn to reach out to Russian officials.

The news about her interview comes just after it was announced on Friday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday, December 1 (pictured)

The news about her interview comes just after it was announced on Friday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday, December 1 (pictured)

It was also reported that Flynn will be 'cooperating fully' with Mueller's investigation and that he said he will give information on Trump and his family members as part of a plea deal
Trump is pictured on December 2

It was also reported that Flynn will be 'cooperating fully' with Mueller's investigation and that he said he will give information on Trump and his family members as part of a plea deal

Hicks was appointed communications director in September after both Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci were let go from the position.

She has been close to the president since traveling to Iowa at the beginning of the campaign in January 2015. She has now outlasted multiple more experienced staff members and has become one of the president's top confidants.?

Hicks is one of multiple White House officials cooperating with the Mueller probe, along with the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. She has been close to Trump since January 2015 when she joined his campaign

Hicks is one of multiple White House officials cooperating with the Mueller probe, along with the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. She has been close to Trump since January 2015 when she joined his campaign

'After Ivanka, she knows him best in the White House,' one campaign adviser said, according to New York Magazine.?

Since the president was elected it has been revealed that Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Paul Manafort and Carter Page all spoke with Russians in some manner in the time leading up to the campaign.?

President Trump has denied that he knew anything about this or that it had anything to do with his electoral college sweep.?

On Saturday night Trump said he is ‘not worried’ about reports that his son-in-law could be dragged further into the Russia probe.?

The White House has also said that Flynn went rogue.?

But they may need to eat their words as the investigation continues. On Saturday it was revealed that emails - obtained by The New York Times?- appear to show Trump's transition team, including Flynn, discussing tactics for keeping Russia on-side before he would enter office.

And at one point then-transition team member KT McFarland, who worked closely with the disgraced adviser, allegedly says that Russia 'has just thrown USA election to [Trump]'.?

The emails - some of which were seen by the NYT and some of which were described to it - were sent among Trump's transition team on December 29, just hours after Obama announced sanctions on Russia.

The sanctions were made in response to the Russian campaign to scupper Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency.

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