This is a developing story.
Hope Hicks, the White House Communications Director, is stepping down, just a day after she testified before Congress about the Russia investigation.
Hicks has worked with the Trump organization for years, moving her way up the chain after Donald Trump ran for President.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters the timeline for Hicks’ departure was unclear. She said the departure is not related to her testimony to Congress on Tuesday about a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s most loyal aides, is resigning.
That’s according to a White House official briefed on her plans but not authorized to discuss them publicly.
The news comes a day after Hicks was interviewed for nine hours by the panel investigating Russia interference in the 2016 election and contact between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
She acknowledged to a House intelligence panel that she has occasionally told “white lies” for Trump. But she said she had not lied about anything relevant to the Russia investigation.
Hicks served as Trump’s one-woman communications shop during his winning campaign and has remained one of his most trusted aides.
Here is video from ABC.
ABC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: WH Communications Director Hope Hicks resigns. https://t.co/CGf3IIqvEy
— ABC News (@ABC) February 28, 2018