- Hicks has been thrust into the spotlight recently due to her rumored ties to Rob Porter and her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
- Earlier in February, Hicks was criticized for reportedly crafting a statement supporting Porter after he was accused of abuse by two ex-wives, despite rumors that the pair was dating.
- Hicks started thinking seriously about resigning during the Porter controversy, sources told CNN.
Hope Hicks is resigning from her position as White House communications director.
The White House confirmed the news on Wednesday, with The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reporting that Hicks’ last day in the role is expected to be in the coming weeks.
On Tuesday, Hicks testified before the House Intelligence Committee on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
However, Haberman tweeted that Hicks’ departure was not related to the hearing. According to Haberman’s sources, the communications director had been considering leaving the White House for months.
Hicks “told colleagues she felt like she had done all she could do in the job,” Haberman tweeted. “She had never liked Washington and never become…