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Hope Hicks Resigns As White House Communications Director

The announcement comes a day after she testified before the House intelligence committee as part of the Russia investigation.
Posted at 5:28 PM, Feb 28, 2018

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is resigning, making her the third communications director to leave during the Trump administration.

She made the announcement Wednesday. The New York Times reports she's been thinking about leaving the White House for months.

The move comes as Hicks is under a white-hot spotlight in the Russia probe. She testified for about nine hours on Capitol Hill this week, telling lawmakers she occasionally tells "white lies" in her job but hasn't lied about anything related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Hicks worked for the Trump Organization before the 2016 campaign. She's one of the president's longest-serving aides still working with him. It's not clear when she'll leave her post or where she's headed next.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.