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 “colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job,” 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 Mueller’s office and congressional investigators about her role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
BREAKING: NBC News confirms that Hope Hicks is resigning from her position at the White House. Trump said of Hicks' departure:
"I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood." pic.twitter.com/z1mlPfefy9
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