Former White House communications director Hope Hicks informed the House Intelligence Committee that one of her email accounts had been hacked, according to an intelligence source.
Hicks' testimony to the panel was expected to remain private, as she did not appear under subpoena.
Source tells Fox News that the former White House communications director told the House Intelligence Committee that the compromised email address was one that she had since college and is not associated with Trump or the White House.
Under relatively routine questioning from Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., about her correspondence, Hicks indicated that she could no longer access two accounts: one she used as a member of President Donald Trump's campaign team and the other a personal account, according to four people who spoke on the condition of anonymity... It is unclear which account Hicks referred to. During lawmakers' questions, she also presented herself as being not technologically savvy. She mentioned two accounts during her testimony, one personal and another that she had used during Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, but did not immediately clarify which one had been hacked.
During her testimony to the House panel, Hicks told lawmakers her work for President Trump occasionally required her to tell "white lies."
Hicks's communications have come under scrutiny by both the House Intelligence Russia investigation and the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, who reportedly interviewed Hicks in December. The next day, Hicks abruptly announced her resignation.
Hicks, 29, who has been a Trump aide since shortly after he announced his Republican candidacy in 2015, resigned from the post the day after testifying for almost nine hours before the panel.