Devin Nunes Says ‘Pervy’ Democrats Asked Hope Hicks About Her Love Life

California Rep. Devin Nunes said Thursday that “old, pervy” Democratic congressmen asked former White House communications director Hope Hicks about her love life during a closed-door House Judiciary Committee interview Wednesday.

“Nobody quite understood why she was back in the U.S. Capitol yesterday doing essentially another deposition,” Nunes said of Hicks during an interview on Fox News. “My sources that were inside and did the interviewing said it was quite embarrassing to watch the Democratic congressmen essentially ask Hope Hicks about her love life.”

“I think that’s very bizarre to have a bunch of old, pervy congressmen asking somebody who has no new information about her love life,” Nunes added. “I think the American people would be ashamed if they knew what actually happened in that room.”

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House Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) attends a hearing concerning 2016 Russian interference tactics in the U.S. elections, in the Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington, on March 28, 2019. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Nunes, who is the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, did not identify his sources for information about Hicks’ deposition. While she worked at the White House, Hicks was reportedly romantically involved with Rob Porter, who served as White House staff secretary until Feb. 7, 2018.

Hicks left the White House on March 29, 2018.

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Then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 27, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

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. She reportedly declined to answer questions about her White House stint after Trump asserted executive privilege.

New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary panel, subpoenaed Hicks in May. Nadler requested documents and other information from 81 individuals and organizations associated with Trump.

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Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, on May 8, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump accused Democrats on Wednesday of “putting wonderful Hope Hicks through hell.”

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