Hope Hicks and the truth of lit­tle white lies

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - BY CHARLES HURT

Here is the truth about White Lies. Hope Hicks has more in­tegrity and is far more hon­est than any of the ly­ing politi­cians on the House “in­tel­li­gence” com­mit­tee who grilled her for nine hours this week about whether she has ever lied on be­half of her boss, the pres­i­dent of the United States. Se­ri­ously? Are you kid­ding me? You have a panel of politi­cians who lie for a liv­ing sit­ting up on their high chairs in­ter­ro­gat­ing Ms. Hicks — an hon­or­able non-politi­cian — about the na­ture of pol­i­tics in Washington that they them­selves have so ut­terly dis­graced with their own lies and ly­ing po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns.

This place is a sewer of lies. I swear, some­times I think th­ese peo­ple take an oath of of­fice when they get up here vow­ing to never tell the truth, so help them God.

There is not a sin­gle per­son on that House panel in­ter­ro­gat­ing Ms. Hicks who can hon­estly say they have never lied or told un­der­lings to lie on their be­half in the course of their po­lit­i­cal ca­reers. The only dif­fer­ence is that if you asked one of them that ques­tion, they would sim­ply lie.

Ms. Hicks is not one of them and so she told the truth.

Sure, she has told some lit­tle “white lies.” As in: “Hope, does this comb-over cover my bald spot? “Yes, Mr. Pres­i­dent.”

White lies are the lu­bri­cant of ci­vil­ity, the se­cret to happy mar­riages. The prob­lem is that the swamp snakes around here have co-opted “white lies” into a means for smear­ing good peo­ple, dodg­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity and shame­lessly seek­ing per­sonal po­lit­i­cal gain off the sense­less mur­ders of 17 peo­ple — mostly chil­dren — in a school mas­sacre.

This blur­ring of the line be­tween white lies and rank black lies is the first delu­sion of th­ese peo­ple around here.

This strange tac­tic Ms. Hicks used of an­swer­ing a ques­tion truth­fully so stunned the swamp politi­cians that they re­acted the only way they know how.

They twisted her tes­ti­mony into the worst mis­char­ac­ter­i­za­tion they could think up and then leaked their lies to the press.

All of it goes to the very heart of why Pres­i­dent Trump is such a threat to th­ese ly­ing goons around here. Why the pro­fes­sional politi­cians de­spise him so much. Why Mr. Trump is such a pro­found threat to their very ex­is­tence.

Mr. Trump is not afraid to hold up a mir­ror to th­ese peo­ple and ex­pose them for ex­actly who they are. And then he beats them at their own game. Charles Hurt can be reached at churt@ wash­ing­ton­times.com and on Twit­ter @ charleshurt


Out­go­ing White House Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Di­rec­tor Hope Hicks, one of Pres­i­dent Trump’s clos­est aides, re­signed from her po­si­tion last week, which caused a stir.

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