The news comes a day after Hicks was interviewed for nine hours by the House panel investigating Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election and contact between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

On Tuesday, she was grilled for 9 hours by the House Intelligence Committee.

White House social media director Dan Scavino is now the longest-tenured aide to President Donald Trump. She added she wished Trump and his administration the "very best".

Trump praised Hicks as outstanding and said she has done great work.

"I said, 'What do you know about politics?' She said, 'Absolutely nothing, '" Mr. Trump said.


"I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future", Trump said. She reportedly admitted to the committee that she's told white lies for Trump before. Her acknowledgment apparently caused some concern among her attorneys, with whom she consulted for roughly 20 minutes during that line of questioning, the sources said. Though she also says that she never lied about anything related to the investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The 29-year-old joined Trump's presidential campaign in 2016 without any previous political experience. She defended him when charges of domestic abuse against his two former wives emerged.

Hicks isn't a novice though, she already has a history with celebrity PR and crisis and even worked with Mathew Hiltzik at Hiltzik Strategies in NYC before joining the Trump Organization in 2014.

It took two years for Hicks to land a fast-track public relations job in NY city after her graduation from Southern Methodist college, according to a 2016 GQ profile. It's likely an interim communications director will be selected in the meantime.

The White House has characterized Hicks' departure as innocuous as well. And in January, the former White House employee hit the World Economic Forum in a pair of taupe suede, thigh-high Stuart Weitzman boots. She had planned to step down for months, according to The New York Times, which first reported the news.


Hicks, who at the time was dating Porter, did not recuse herself from the matter.

Porter resigned a day after one of his exes released a photo showing her battered face. 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.

Her departure, however, may be bad news for Trump from a legal standpoint.

Hicks has been one of Trump's most loyal and long-serving aides.

Hicks arrived in Washington as an unconventional press staffer managing Trump's personal image and his interactions with reporters but quickly assumed more responsibility in the West Wing. The announcement came a day after a similar announcement about the impending departure of deputy communications director Josh Raffel, and just a few days after senior adviser Jared Kushner saw his security clearance downgraded - limiting his access to classified information.


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