Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump’s longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks.
Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics, became known as one of the few aides who understood his personality and style and could challenge the president to change his views. [snip]
Her resignation came a day after she testified for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee, telling the panel 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.Despite her assertion that none of her "white lies" were associated with the Russia investigation, Hicks was involved with Rump in drafting the statement misrepresenting the meeting in June 2016 that grease stain Donald Trump, Jr., had at Trump Tower with Russians. A conspiracy to obstruct justice isn't considered a "white lie." Someone may want to tell Hicks that (or perhaps they did, which might explain the abrupt timing of her departure).
UPDATE: Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog has more detail and background on what might have precipitated Hicks' departure.
(Photo: Hicks with =Hic=.)