“Hope Hicks, one of US President Donald Trump’s longest-serving, most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director.
“The White House announced she was leaving a day after Hicks, 29, spent nine hours in a closed hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
“White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Hicks’ decision to leave was not related to her appearance before the panel. Lawmakers said Hicks, Trump’s spokeswoman during the election campaign, declined to answer questions about the administration.
“Hicks’ exact departure was unclear but is expected to be sometime over the next few weeks.”
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