While it has been known for weeks that Trump confidante Hope Hicks was seeking to leave her position as White House communications director, her public announcement on Wednesday confirming that this was the case sent shockwaves throughout the media.
While the investigation is focused on Russian interference during the campaign, House investigators also had questions about her time in the White House, including her role in drafting a statement responding to newsreports about a 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russians.
Hicks, 29, began working for Trump before he announced his candidacy and has been a constant at his side over the past three years, managing his public image and advising him on policy and other matters. Two days after the election, she said: "We are not aware of any campaign representatives that were in touch with any foreign entities before yesterday, when Mr Trump spoke with many world leaders".
"I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future", Trump said.
Her duties included steaming Mr Trump's trousers while he was still wearing them, it is claimed in a new tell-all book by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Let Trump Be Trump.
"She has been incredibly loyal to him for a long time but its been a tough few years and she had enough", the source said. "She started off with us right from day one".
Lawmakers said Hicks, Trump's spokesperson during the 2016 election campaign, did answer House panel questions on Tuesday about her time with the campaign, and the transition months between the November election and the January 2017 inauguration. Hicks took over as communications director in September after the short, hard tenure of Anthony Scaramucci, who was sacked.
Hicks took over as communications director in September and is credited behind the scenes for stabilizing the communications operation.
Hicks joins a long list of top aides to leave a White House just at the beginning of its second year.
Hicks, who at the time was dating Porter, did not recuse herself from the matter.
Again, the timing of her resignation in conjunction with the Russian Federation investigation feels too suspicious to ignore.
Her departure, however, may be bad news for Trump from a legal standpoint.
Aside from the President's children, the 29-year-old Hicks has been one of the only aides to remain by Trump's side through the entire duration of his political career, since he first announced he was running for President almost 3 years ago.
Hope Hicks is done with the Trump administration.
The pick marked a 180-degree turn from the White House's earlier attempts to install a seasoned Republican strategist in the communications director post and was a tacit acknowledgment that wooing such a candidate was likely not in the cards.
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