Hope Hicks, White House communications director, stands during a listening session with U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Trump Aide Hope Hicks Will Resign as Communications Director

(Bloomberg) -- Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s longest serving advisers and closest aides, will resign, the White House said a day after she testified to congressional investigators probing Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Hicks was named White House communications director in September, but was on Trump’s staff from the beginning of his presidency. Prior to joining the Trump campaign she had worked in public relations for the Trump Organization.

She won’t leave the White House immediately, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an e-mail. The New York Times reported earlier that she was resigning.

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

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