The Times said Hicks made the statement during private testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
The reports did not elaborate on what Hicks considers to be “white lies.” However, the Times said that “after extended consultation with her lawyers,” Hicks claimed she hadn’t lied over matters related to the Russia investigation.
Critics on social media immediately began wondering just what constitutes a “white lie” in this case, and more than a few are speculating that special counsel Robert Mueller may take an interest in learning the nature of those fibs.
Here is some of that reaction:
“White lies”? Please define. White woman lying for white man with orange hair? About what? Russians? Money? Fixing an election? It’s not going to be a nothing sex story like 1998. Mueller’s finding out, and she’d better not lie to him.https://t.co/H9dw5l6YvG
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) February 28, 2018
Hope Hicks doesn’t seem to realize that it’s not just the white lies that are relevant, but that all lies matter.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) February 28, 2018
I’m guessing by “white lies,” Hope Hicks meant “the kind of lies for which white people of means generally do not get prosecuted.”
— Ali Davis (@Ali_Davis) February 28, 2018
Define “white lies”
Asking for a friend (his name is Robert)
— Chad Wigmore (@ChadWigmore) February 28, 2018