White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Resigns
Hope Hicks has resigned as White House communications director. She testified before the House Intelligence committee for nine hours as part of its investigation into Russian interference.
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump,” Hicks said in a statement. “I wish the President and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country.”
Hope was Trump’s press secretary during his campaign and had also worked at the Trump Organisation. She was Trump’s longest serving political aide
“Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Trump said in a statement.
“She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future.”
Here are a few things to know about her:
She is just 29 years old and is a former model who had no political experience before joining the Trump campaign.
Hope came under scrutiny from the FBI because she allegedly promised that Trump Jr’s emails with the Russians will never get out
She also told congressional investigators that she had to occasionally tell white lies to appease Trump but denied having lied about matters pertaining to Russia.
The former model was also involved in a scandal that involved Rob Porter who was Trump’s staff secretary until he was forced to resign after allegations of domestic violence against his two ex-wives surfaced. She split up with him after the news broke.
“Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her. It’s with a heavy heart, but tremendous gratitude, that I wish her well in her next steps,” tweeted Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
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