Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, said Wednesday she is resigning, the New York Times reports. Hicks, 29, is a long-time aide to President Donald Trump and was a fixture during the presidential campaign. Hicks said she had been considering leaving for several months, telling โ€œcolleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job,โ€ the Times said. The resignation comes on the heels after she was embroiled in a scandal involving her ex-boyfriend Rob Porter, a White House aide accused of domestic abuse by ex-wives, and interviews by special counsel Robert Muellerโ€™s office and congressional investigators about her role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.