White House communications director Hope Hicks could be the next Trump administration official caught up in the Russia investigation.
According to the New York Times, former Trump legal team spokesman Mark Corallo was concerned by Hicks' comments to the president about making sure emails between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians "will never get out".
CNN previously reported that Corallo is scheduled to be interviewed by Mueller's team in the next two weeks, according to a source with knowledge of the matter, and is expected to be asked about the Air Force One meeting in which the President and his staff crafted the statement responding on behalf of Trump Jr. to the controversy over the June 2016 Trump Tower campaign meeting.
The Times reported that sources said Corallo was concerned by what she said, and thought she was either being naive or implying that the emails could be withheld from the special counsel's team.
Hicks' attorney denied that she had ever made such a statement.
"As most reporters know, it's not my practice to comment in response to questions from the media," said Robert Trout, a lawyer for Hicks. "But this warrants a response. She never said that. And the idea that Hope Hicks ever suggested that emails or other documents would be concealed or destroyed is completely false."