Hope Hicks, one of Donald Trump’s longest serving advisors, revealed this week she will be leaving the White House.
The announcement came one day after the former Ralph Lauren model spent eight hours testifying before the White House Intelligence Committee. During her testimony Hicks revealed that in her job she had been required to tell the occasional white lie. Hicks maintained she never lied though when it came to the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election.
According to numerous media outlets, several White House aides said Hicks’ departure from the White House had nothing to do with the grueling testimony she underwent this week, revealing Hope confided to a small group she planned to resign from her position days before the testimony.
No official timeline has been given as to when Hicks will officially leave the White House, but President Trump was quick to give her his blessing, saying, “Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years. She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side, but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future.”