WH Communications Director Hope Hicks resigning, AP source says

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEBRUARY 9: (AFP-OUT) White House communications director Hope Hicks looks on during a meeting between President Trump and Don Bouvet, who has been battling cancer in the Oval Office of the White House, February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — 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.