Hope Hicks returning to White House after two-year break

Clay Curtis
February 13, 2020

The ex-White House communications director is expected to be counsellor to the president and report to Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

President Donald Trump's former Communications Director and Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks will be returning to the White House as an aide to the president's son in law and adviser Jared Kushner.

Although she had a mostly behind-the-scenes role at the White House, Hicks, now 31, was one of the president's most trusted aides, following him from his campaign to the Oval Office when he was elected. Earlier in her career, she worked at PR firms Hiltzik Strategies and Zeno Group.

News of her resignation emerged one day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee that she had occasionally told white lies on Trump's behalf. Hicks has worked as chief communications officer for the parent company of Fox News since last fall.

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Hicks wasn't the only former White House official to land at Fox. "We are excited to have her back on the team".

Like Kellyanne Conway, Hicks' title will now be "counselor to the president", The Times reported.

She began working for the Trump Organization in 2014, served as press secretary for the Trump campaign, and ultimately became the communications chief at the White House.

Transcripts of the hearing later released by the committee show the White House counsel argued Hicks was absolutely immune from answering questions about her time working for Trump during his presidency.

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