Hope Hicks is leaving Fox News as head of communications and is coming back to the White House. The left will be furious as per usual and their anger is misplaced.
By all accounts, Hicks was the consummate professional who treated the media with respect and grace – not easy to do in today’s hyper-politicized environment – but more importantly, Trump likes her and trusts her.
From ABC: 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.
Since her departure, she has served as the head of communications for the Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, among other entities owned by Rupert Murdoch.
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.
News of 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. Then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denied that her departure was related to her testimony.
Hicks met with Mueller’s teams for multiple interviews as part of the probe into Russian interference and obstruction of justice by the president.
Hope Hicks to return as counselor to the president and senior adviser, working not for comms but for Kushner https://t.co/GGKJRErjQs
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 13, 2020
Hope Hicks coming back to WH, WH official confirms.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 13, 2020