Hicks said "no" when Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, asked her multiple times if she was present when Trump and Cohen discussed the hush-money payment, and denied that she was aware of any "hush payment agreement".
However, Hicks repeatedly denied to the Judiciary Committee last month that she knew anything about Stormy Daniels before reporters got wind of the story.
Hicks was press secretary for Trump's presidential campaign in October 2016, the period during which the Federal Bureau of Investigation document outlines how Cohen arranged to pay Daniels $130,000 to avert a scandal.
Questions are mounting over what role, if any, the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel opinion preventing the indictment of a sitting president may have played in Manhattan federal prosecutors' decision to back off from filing additional charges in the Stormy Daniels hush money case.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the unsealed documents "demonstrate that Donald Trump was intimately involved in devising and executing a corrupt scheme" to cover up an affair.More news: The Boys has already been renewed for season 2 by Amazon
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty a year ago to violating campaign finance law by arranging payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal after they claimed they had affairs with Trump.
The chairman of the House judiciary panel, Jerrold Nadler, in a letter to Hicks released publicly on Thursday, demanded that she return to Capitol Hill before August 15 to explain the inconsistencies in her testimony.
The document outlines several weeks of phone calls and text messages between Cohen, Trump officials and executives from the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper, many of which the government believed were about the payoff to Daniels. The FBI documents do not provide the content of the calls.
The documents detailed a "series of calls, text messages, and emails" between Cohen, Trump, Hicks, Daniels' attorney and then-National Enquirer chief David Pecker after the release of the "Access Hollywood" video in which Trump was heard bragging about assaulting women.
In an affidavit, an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent wrote that Cohen exchanged calls, text messages and emails with an attorney for Daniels, who is also known as Stephanie Clifford, as well as executives for the National Enquirer, Trump and members of Trump's inner circle, as he negotiated the payment in October 2016. Documents made public Thursday showed contacts between Cohen and Trump surrounding the hush money payments and were part of prosecutors' evidence that Trump directed Cohen to make the payoffs. Cohen later spoke to Pecker again on the day he wired $130,000 that would eventually be sent to Daniels for her silence.More news: Alexa, How Was Prime Day?
A person familiar with the case, who was not authorized to discuss it publicly, said it was unclear whether prosecutors made a determination that they had sufficient evidence to bring a case against Trump or anyone other than his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty previous year.
Not long after the Wall Street Journal published an article online four days before the November 8 election, the documents showed Cohen sent a text message to Hicks saying the article was getting "little to no traction", prompting her to respond: "Same".
In February, Cohen testified before Congress that the president had directed him to lie about illegal payments so as to silence women who claimed to have extramarital affairs with Mr. Trump.
"Based on the timing of these calls, and the content of the text messages and emails, I believe that at least some of these communications concerned the need to prevent Clifford from going public, particularly in the wake of the Access Hollywood story", an FBI agent investigating the case wrote in the unsealed documents. Cohen responded, "He's pissed", an apparent reference to Trump, according to the documents. The next morning, Cohen sent a text message to Hicks saying he felt the Journal story was getting "little to no traction". Cohen texted Hicks: "So far I see only 6 stories".
Cohen pleaded guilty last year to campaign finance violations and other offenses and is serving a three-year prison sentence. "Keep praying! It's working!"More news: Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Surprise Cameo Received Sam Raimi’s Blessing