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Hope Hicks Stands By House Testimony About Cohen Convos And Hush Payments | Talking Points Memo:

Hicks’ lawyers said that one of her the phone calls with Cohen on the day in question, Oct. 8, 2016, likely had to do with the rumors of a video tape “involving Mr. Trump in Moscow with Russian prostitutes,” not the hush money payments.

Hicks had previously told the committee, during a closed door interview in June, that she had reached out to Cohen around this time, after the Access Hollywood tape was published, because it was rumored that TMZ had access to the tape allegedly involving Trump and Russian prostitutes.

I am not a lawyer, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that if your defense is “It wasn’t about the hush money payments, it was about the Russian prostitutes,” then you’ve got some problems.