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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigning, source says

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigning, source says White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigning, source says
Patty Aguilar | 02 March, 2018, 03:51

Ms Hicks had trained at Hiltzik Strategies, the powerful public relations firm that represents Hollywood clients and corporate executives, before Ms Trump brought her in-house. In that testimony Hicks said that in her job, she had occasionally been required to tell white lies but had never lied about anything connected to the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

After the announcement about the resignation on Wednesday, Ms Trump tweeted: "Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her".

"To say that she will be missed, is an understatement", Kelly said. She is expected to vacate her job as the president's trusted aide in the coming weeks.

"I wish the President and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country", Hicks said Wednesday. As one person who regularly speaks to the president told me recently, Trump told Hicks to "shut up" while they were on the phone (though this person added that it was not uncommon for the president to erupt at anyone and everyone at any time).

Rooney said he believes her testimony "may have played a role" in Hicks' resignation Wednesday, "but I'm not sure it was a determining factor".

In early 2015, he named her press secretary for his White House campaign.

"I think the changes that may occur as a result of Hicks's exit have more to do with the president's ability to exist without her in an emotional sense", Nuzzi continued.

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The New York Times first reported her departure.

It was not immediately clear who will replace Hicks as White House communications director - a position that has now been filled by four individuals - but some of Hicks' duties have increasingly been filled over the last two months by Mercedes Schlapp, the senior adviser for strategic communications. Asked about the email on Tuesday, she told the committee she did not view it as significant, the sources said.

During her time on the campaign trail and at the White House, Hicks memorably made waves when she wore a head-turning black tuxedo at Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's state banquet last fall.

Hope Hicks is like family to Donald Trump. Suddenly, she found herself a near-constant presence by Mr Trump's side during the campaign, flying in his jet, living rent-free in a Trump-owned apartment and attending to his mercurial moods.

Hicks is roughly the 18th official to depart.

But Hicks and Kelly enjoyed an amiable working relationship and did not feud in the way the retired Marine general has with other top officials, people familiar with their dynamic said. "She wasn't going to respond to those questions - and she shouldn't have", Rooney said. She never gave interviews or addressed news briefings, as usually done by communications directors.

Rooney said Hicks repeated the words "white lies" after another member first said them. Whether or not Hicks is supported is an open question, but CNN may have more explaining to do. One point of interest in the special counsel's investigation is Hicks' involvement in drafting a statement in response to a report in July about the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting held between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians.

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