The Jan. 6 House select committee released a text message exchange between Hicks and another White House staffer on the day of the U.S. Capitol riot.
"This sounds crazy, doesn't it?" Trump laughed in the Oval Office while listening to Powell on speakerphone, according to testimony.
The former Trump aide testified for the first time to the House Jan. 6 committee, which made criminal referrals on Trump to the Justice Department.
Earlier this month, the House committee voted unanimously to subpoena the former president to testify under oath.
Hope Hicks and Donald Trump awkward goodbye photo op has become a meme.
"The Late Show" host mocked an "unforced error" the president made at a campaign rally.
Many appear to be linked to the president's Supreme Court announcement held in the Rose Garden on Sept. 26.
The cascade of cases appears to be largely linked to the Rose Garden announcement of Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Reckless disregard for coronavirus safety precautions comes home — and a White House event for Amy Coney Barrett may have been a superspreader event.
"No masking, no distancing. What did they expect was going to happen?” the pulmonologist said.