Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump's top communications aide and trusted adviser resigns

Trump's top communications aide and trusted adviser resigns

Just 24 hours ago, on capitol hill, answering those questions, a source telling ABC news she told house investigators she had occasionally told white lies for the president.

"New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who broke the story, said: "[Hicks] told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would never be a ideal moment to leave".

Numerous departures have come from the top of the heap, a most recent one being senior adviser Rob Porter who left in disgrace over abuse allegations from two former wives.

Scaramucci's fury with Trump's chief of staff has been well-known since his dismissal on Kelly's first day managing the White House. White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said Ms Hicks' decision to leave was not related to her appearance before the panel.

Several publications reported that Trump was angry with Shah's handling of a press conference February 7, when the Porter domestic violence charges were taking form.

Once in the White House, Hicks came to be well-liked by reporters.

It's hard to overstate Hicks's influence with Trump.

"The President's daily communications are a tangle of falsehoods, defamations, and tall tales, and Hicks was his facilitator, his defender, his explainer", Remnick continued, adding: "The administration's penchant for deception is injurious in many ways, not least because it devalues truth as a value in public discourse". Even fellow Trump loyalists like Keith Schiller have found the White House to be tough long-term employment.

The White House press secretary says President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, isn't leaving his job. In light of this sudden turn of events, Hicks's smize seems to suggest a certain degree of jubilance at the knowledge that soon she would be gone from Washington.

It's no secret the White House has become something of a revolving door for staff. Hicks was the fifth person designated as communications director and the third to hold the job on a non-interim basis. "She was quite helpful", Holt said. The president is respectful to her.

According to a person with knowledge of their conversation, Trump expressed an understanding of Hicks' desire to pursue a new phase of her life.

A former model, Hicks achieved a celebrity on par with Trump's most well-known aides, with her fashion choices often the subject of magazine photos and usually flattering social media posts. The fact that she bailed out the day after the House committee hearing is pure coincidence, Haberman insists.

"The Mooch" was in and out of the White House in a record 10 days. That would be asking my staffer to lie for me.

There was never a formal invocation of executive privilege, and Hicks never specifically discussed privilege but was deferring to her employer, King said.

Sessions was in the room for Trump's remarks, but the two did not appear to interact. "If they do it to us again, shame on us". Although the veteran diplomat did not specify the reason for her departure, the announcement came amid strained relations with Trump, who has overseen a swift deterioration in US-Mexico relations.

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