A day after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, White House communications director Hope Hicks has resigned.
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman got the scoop on this story.
Hicks, 29, was named Communications Director in August following the short-lived tenure of Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired less than a week after taking over the role. In fact, Hicks was Trump’s 5th White House communications director.
“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.”
Yesterday, Josh Raffel, a top aide to Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, resigned.
Earlier in their careers, Hicks and Raffel worked for New York-based public relations firm Hiltzik Strategies.