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    Hope Hicks Resigns as White House Communications Director

    One of President Trump’s longest-serving aides said yesterday she’s leaving the White House to explore opportunities outside of government. The 29-year-old former model’s departure is the latest in a year-long string of resignations and firings within the president’s inner circle, and it comes a day after she testified before a closed congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The White House said her decision was unrelated to the session — during which, lawmakers claim, Hicks said she occasionally told “white lies” for Trump.

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