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.
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.
South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation
Mar 03, 2018 - 00:23
In a stunning reparations effort, the South African parliament voted to seize all of the country's White-owned land. Political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni said the ANC was likely to "substantially" support the EFF's idea.
Police question Benjamin Netanyahu over third corruption case
Mar 03, 2018 - 00:21
In the meantime, Netanyahu is not obligated to resign and has indicated he will fight the charges while remaining in office. However, Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing and charges the allegations are part of a witch-hunt by the media and "the left".
United States accuses Russian Federation of breaching treaties with 'invincible' weapons
Mar 03, 2018 - 00:19
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US had watched Putin's speech "with great interest". Avangard and Sarmat were among the new weapons Putin announced on Thursday.
LeBron James Salutes Embiid, Simmons On Instagram
Mar 03, 2018 - 00:18
The Sixers led by as many as 13 points and the Cavaliers didn't lead at any point. Clarkson was ejected as players from both teams exchanged words.
Battlefield V will take gamers back to World War II
Mar 02, 2018 - 07:59
While the naming of the games might confuse people, this is a direct sequel to Battlefield 1 and will be called Battlefield 2 . Plus, independent sources which have confirmed the title and setting to reporters at Venture Beat .
Best Buy plans to shut 250 small U.S. mobile phone stores
Mar 02, 2018 - 07:57
The company's overall sales at established stores rose 5 percent, fueled by a 9 percent gain at its low-price chain Old Navy. Sales grew 9% during the quarter, driven by a record-breaking $2.8 billion in online sales alone for the retailer.
Tori Spelling home after reported nervous breakdown drama
Mar 02, 2018 - 07:56
Nick Viall's ex also said the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was "very sweet and nice" to her, but seemed a little distant. We were kind of chatting, but she was kind of silent. "We're not bankrupt, we're not struggling, we're fine!" she insisted.
Toomey proposes moderate gun control, tangles with Trump
Mar 02, 2018 - 07:45
Teachers at a Florida high school are back to work just two weeks after a gunman shot and killed 17 students and staff. He is telling the president that "it's going to have to be you who brings the Republicans to the table on this".
TCL shipped 850000 BlackBerry KEYone smartphones in 2017
Mar 02, 2018 - 06:48
That's not a huge number, but it's also not too bad considering we're talking about a phone in 2017 that has a physical keyboard. For now, we only have the image of the BlackBerry Ghost that points out that it could be a bezel-less and high-end smartphone.
ZTE is releasing a dual-screen smartphone
Mar 02, 2018 - 06:02
Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Hybrid Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, and DTS audio. Ticking away inside is a Snapdragon 450 chipset - not the most powerful around, but perfectly adequate for every day use.
UNSC to renew targeted sanctions on Yemen
Mar 01, 2018 - 14:19
A United Nations resolution condemning Iran for violating an arms sanction against Yemen was vetoed by Russian Federation . On Monday, the resolution gained 11 favorable votes at the 15-member Security Council but was halted by Russia's veto.
Iowa flu death toll triple what it was previous year
Mar 01, 2018 - 13:32
Officials say that Doctors in Texas are now seeing more of the type B flu and less of type A as the season begins to peak. About half of the children who have died were otherwise healthy, and most weren't fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.
Nicer camera, static design, higher price — New Samsung phone
Mar 01, 2018 - 13:19
You can customize the clothes, hair, and glasses and the AR (augmented reality) recognizes up to 18 different expressions. Unlike the Galaxy S9 , the OnePlus 5T does not feature any form of IP certification for water and dust resistance.
Leaked Images Of Apple's New iPhone X Plus
Mar 01, 2018 - 12:55
Apple is running production tests with suppliers, but Bloomberg noted that the company's plans for the devices could still change. Previous leaks have suggested that Apple will stop producing the current iPhone X this summer , and replace it with a new model.
Turkish and Arab special forces enter Syria's Afrin
Mar 01, 2018 - 12:29
Saleh Muslim, a former co-chair of the main Syrian-Kurdish movement, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was arrested early on Sunday.