She also said she was "very surprised" to learn about 100 contacts between the Trump campaign and various Russians, and agreed that the Russians had attacked the 2016 election and aided Trump while hurting Clinton.
"There are a number of people taking pictures here and I just want to say that I think it's making the witness uncomfortable", Mr. Trout said, calling it "a courtesy".
Pelosi repeated her concerns about the need for public support for any impeachment process, which could result in the removal of Trump from office if approved by the House followed by conviction in the Senate.
In a phone conversation this week, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, expressed impatience over the unwillingness of his House Democratic colleagues to pursue a formal impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Donald Trump. Mueller wrote in his report released in April that there was not enough evidence to establish a criminal conspiracy between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, but said he could not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice.
Hicks did answer some questions about her time on Trump's campaign, the lawmakers said, but they said they learned little that was new.
Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks departs at the conclusion of her closed door interview at the House Judiciary Committee, after nearly seven hours of questioning, Washington, DC, U.S., June 19, 2019.
Democratic lawmakers said White House lawyers did not claim executive privilege but argued that Hicks was immune from having to testify, which they called a "bogus" position that does not exist in law. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressmen, they all do it, they always have, and that's the way it is. "I don't believe they described hacked information".
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After tweeting on Wednesday that Democrats were putting Hicks "through hell", Trump told reporters on Thursday at the White House that he "heard she was terrific" during the hearing.
The transcript shows administration lawyers went as far as blocking a question about where Hicks's desk was located in the White House - but eventually allowed her to answer a question about the weather on her first day of working for Trump.
"No prior president has engaged in such a transparent effort to block his own former aides from testifying about the president's misconduct", Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a letter to the White House counsel. "The multiple instances of obstruction laid out in the Mueller report necessitate that the House launch an impeachment inquiry".
Nadler responded by saying, in part, "I'm sorry, Ms. Hicks".
Hicks was questioned for several hours about her work for President Donald Trump on the campaign, during the presidential transition period and in the White House.
"Nope. Nothing new", Representative Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat on the committee, told Newsweek. But ongoing Department of Justice investigations of the Deep state and the phony Mueller report will land some prominent Democrats in federal prisons.