Former Trump aide Hicks to return to White House: administration official




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  • 2020-02-13 15:28:20Z
  • By Reuters
Former Trump aide Hicks to return to White House: administration official
Former Trump aide Hicks to return to White House: administration official  

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hope Hicks, a one-time close aide and communications director to President Donald Trump, will return to the White House next month after two years away to work closely with key advisors, administration officials said on Thursday.

Hicks, who previously served as Trump's campaign press secretary, will be working closely with the president's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner and White House Political Affairs Director Brian Jack, a White House official said without disclosing the specific issues she would focus on.

Hicks, one of Trump's most trusted aides, served as White House communications director until resigning in Feb. 2018 when she was appointed communications chief at Fox.

Hicks was caught up in a controversy surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, another close Trump aide, whom Hicks had been dating. She worked to defend him when charges of domestic abuse against his two former wives emerged. Porter was ultimately forced to resign.

Last June, Hicks testified in a hearing on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but refused to answer questions about her 14-month White House tenure.


(Reporting by Steve Holland and Alexandra Alper; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Alistair Bell)

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