Trump Communications Director Resigns After Grilling By Russia Investigators

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Hicks' resignation came a day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee and said she had told white lies in the course of her duties, though there was no indication the two were connected.

According to the report, Hicks is reported to have admitted to the panel that she had occasionally told what amounted to "white lies" for Trump.

She also faced scrutiny and criticism for helping the President write a misleading first official response to reports about his son Donald Trump Jr's meetings with Russians in the Trump Tower in NY during the campaign, to explore their offer of political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

It reads: "Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years". She was with Trump before anyone even thought he had a chance.

The White House explained that Hicks wants to pursue other opportunities and that she conveyed her decision directly to the president. "We are not aware of any campaign representatives that were in touch with any foreign entities before yesterday, when Mr. Trump spoke with many world leaders", Hicks said to the Times then. Hicks was deeply involved in the crafting of chief of staff John Kelly's initial defense of Porter, despite her romantic ties to the now-former aide. She has also been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, in his expansive probe of Russian interference of the 2016 election and potential misdeeds committed by those in the president's orbit.

President Trump accompanied by Hicks aboard Air Force One in November
President Trump accompanied by Hicks aboard Air Force One in November

Hicks is the latest in a long list of Trump top officials to leave the White House.

Exit question: Who's going to replace her as comms director and how long will they last? She quickly rose as one of his closest confidantes, ranking among the few aides to develop an understanding of Trump's brash persona and unpredictable temperament.

Hope Hicks looks on during Donald Trump's press conference on January 11, 2017 - his first since winning the 2016 election. Hicks took over as communications director in September after the short, hard tenure of Anthony Scaramucci, who was sacked. Both her grandfathers worked in public relations, and her father was the former communications director for the National Football League. "This is a breathtakingly broad claim a privilege that I don't think any court would sustain, and I think the White House knows that".

She was one of Trump's first hires as he assembled a lean team of aides who would launch his improbable presidential campaign. The Times also reported that Hicks had been contemplating stepping down "for several months". Hicks' larger point was that she argued she didn't lie on bigger substantive issues like those involving the Russian Federation investigation, the sources said.

Donald Trump speaks to Hope Hicks on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, on 25 June 2016.

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