Hope Hicks resigns from influential White House post

Amid reports that she admitted this week in congressional testimony to telling “white lies” on behalf of President Donald Trump, 29-year-old White House communications director Hope Hicks has resigned.

As The New York Times reported, the longtime staffer released a statement thanking Trump for the opportunity.

“I wish the President and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country,” she wrote.

Trump returned the sentiment in a statement describing Hicks as “a truly great person.”

In addition to the recent comments before the House Intelligence Committee, the comparatively uncontroversial Hicks was also recently near the center of a scandal resulting in the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter.

Accused by two ex-wives of domestic abuse, Porter’s resignation was allegedly coordinated with Hicks, his girlfriend at the time.

Hicks is expected to pursue other opportunities in the private sector.

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