This major announcement comes just one day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee on the Russian meddling investigation that reportedly told the committee that she sometimes tells “white lies” in her official capacity.
Hicks now becomes the fourth person to leave the White House after serving as communications director in the Trump administration. The previous departures were Sean Spicer, Mike Dubke and Anthony Scaramucci.
“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,” ” President Donald Trump said in a statement.