President Donald Trump’s longest serving aide, Hope Hicks, is expected to return to the administration in the coming weeks. Hicks, who departed in early 2018, will return in the coming weeks as a senior adviser reporting to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law. Her official title will be counselor to the president.
Hicks served as Trump’s closest adviser, following the president from the campaign to the White House. She ended her tenure as the White House communications director in March 2018 while Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was ongoing. Her resignation came the day after Hicks testified before the House Intelligence Committee that she had occasionally told white lies on Trump’s behalf, according to a source familiar with the interview.
Since her departure, Hicks has served as the head of communications for the Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, among other entities owned by Rupert Murdoch. She appeared before the House Judiciary committee, and during the closed-door hearing, Hicks answered questions related to her time working on Trump’s 2016 campaign, but declined to comment on her work in the White House.