Hope Hicks says Trump Achilles’s heel is intelligence assessment of Russia 2016 election interference

Longtime Trump confidante Hope Hicks told special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that the president’s Achilles’s heel is the United States intelligence community’s assessment that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

“Trump thought the fact that the intelligence community assessed the Russians had interfered in the 2016 election was his Achilles heel,” FBI investigators say Hicks told them in March 2018. “Even if it had no impact on the election, Trump thought that was what people would think. He thought the assessment took away from what he did.”

This revelation by the Trump White House’s former communications director was part of 295 pages of
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