BREAKING: Hope Hicks Resigning From White House. Here's Why.

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On Wednesday, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks said she was resigning from her position just one day after she testified for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee.

During her testimony, Hicks allegedly told the House Intelligence Committee that she had on occasion told white lies for President Donald Trump on matters not related to the Russia investigation.

The New York Times reports:

Ms. Hicks had been considering leaving for several months. She 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 perfect moment to leave, according to White House aides.

“Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Trump said. “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.”

Hicks had come under fire earlier this year over her relationship with former White House aide Rob Porter after allegations surfaced that he had beaten two of his ex-wives.

Hicks served in her post from January to September 2017, previously serving as the press secretary and early communications director for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the national press secretary for his presidential transition team. Prior to that, she worked for the The Trump Organization; she helped Ivanka Trump expand her fashion label (the Ivanka Trump Collection) and modeled for her online store.

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