aside Hope Hicks Resigns From Her White House Post On February 28, 2018

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Hope Hicks who is known for being the republican President Donald Trump’s long term loyal staffer has resigned  on February 28. 2018 from her White House job as Communications Director.

Lately, she has been the focus of media reporting over her words that she had to tell little “white laws” as part of her job in the White House.

In a prior instance, she was the target of media stories about her relationship with another Staffer Rob Porter who had to resign in February 2018 under a cloud of not passing a FBI background check due to past spousal abuse reports which meant that he could never qualify for his security clearance.

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In an earlier incident, a former White House legal spokesperson Mark Corallo quit because he had concerns that White House communications director Hope Hicks could be considering obstructing justice after a comment she reportedly made about emails between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians regarding the June 2016 Trump Towers’ meeting, according to a New York Times story. Allegedly, Ms. Hicks told President Donald Trump on a conference call that the Trump Jr. emails “will never get out.”

It will take a while before we know the full story is known about why she really resigned on February 28, 2018.

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Here is the rest of the story…

On February 28, 2018, Maggie Haberman of the New York Times penned the following report, “Hope Hicks to Resign as White House Communications Director”

“Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump’s longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that (2/28/18) she was resigning.”

“Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics, became known as one of the few aides who understood his personality and style and could challenge the president to change his views.”

“Ms. Hicks had been considering leaving for several months. She told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would never be a perfect moment to leave, according to White House aides.”

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“Her resignation came a day after she testified for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee, telling the panel that in her job, she had occasionally been required to tell white lies but had never lied about anything connected to the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.”

 “Ms. Hicks said that she had “no words” to express her gratitude to the president, who responded with his own statement.”

“Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Mr. Trump said. “She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side, but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future.”

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“As communications director, Ms. Hicks worked to stabilize, to some extent, a fractious press department of about 40 people who were often at odds with one another in 2017. She maintained one of the lowest public profiles of anyone to ever hold the job, declining to sit for interviews or appear at the White House briefing room podium. That mystique added to the outsize attention she received.”

“I quickly realized what so many have learned about Hope: She is strategic, poised and wise beyond her years,” said John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff. “She became a trusted adviser and counselor, and did a tremendous job overseeing the communications for the president’s agenda including the passage of historic tax reform. She has served her country with great distinction. To say that she will be missed is an understatement.”

14 comments

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    The timing of her resignation is cause for suspicion, and could possibly be a sign that the rats are deserting the ship prior to its implosion from actions of the person at the top! This should be a very interesting story as it unfolds. Do you have any bets that the hearing yesterday and the possibility that she would be compelled to answer question that could impact her and the administration in a very harsh manner, could have been the motivating factor in the sudden departure? Some how I suspect this young lady is adverse to committing perjury to protect the king.

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      You are right on the money. Yesterday scared the heck out of her as she couldn’t get away with little white lies when interviewed by the FBI’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller III.

      The reality has hit her that she could be in serious legal jeopardy.

      She does seem to be drawn to men with horrible character flaws. If I were in her shoes, I would sign up for some counseling sessions asap.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. “Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics”

    Hmmm, any guess as to how Ms Hicks achieved such prominent position? The name Monica Lewinsky comes to mind….

    To quote John Kelly, “She has served her country with great distinction.” 😉

    • Dear 1EarthUnited,

      She has been connected to the Trump family for the last five years. .She was and probably is still a close friend to Ivanka.

      According to past news reports, Ms. Hicks started her career in public relations, where Ivanka Trump’s fashion company was one of her clients.

      She ended up working as a public relations agent for Mr. Trump’s real estate company in 2014. Those in the know say she is very close with the Kushner couple.

      In this case, I believe it was her connections to the family that propelled her into the White House.

      In short, she may not have been qualified just as Jared and Ivanka are not qualified to be in the White House, but that has nothing to do with anything that you are insinuating.

      Hugs, Gronda

  3. Gronda, there has to be more to this story. Possible reasons could be she wanted to get out before s–t hits the fan or her lying may have caught up with her or she wants to minimize exposure by leaving. Or, it could be something else. The timing is interesting. Keith

  4. Dear Keith,

    You are right in thinking that there is definitely a story behind her abrupt resignation. Maggie Haberman of the NYT has been giving her cover by writing that Ms. Hicks had been planning this for some time. None of her colleagues are buying that story. You can bet that a lot of reporters are hot on this story.

    Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Keith,

      The latest is that after she returned to WH after hours of grilling by Congress, the president made the mistake of yelling at her, calling her stupid. Big mistake. She tendered her resignation.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Roger,

      If I were in her shoes, I would demand combat pay. She has been operating in a pressure cooker type of environment.

      She wants to get the heck out of the White House but you are right, she can’t hide. She will have to testify under oath with the FBI present. If she lies, her goose is cooked, but if she tells the truth, her goose is still cooked.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • For one, at it were ‘so young’.
        Finding jobs could be a problem. She might have offers, but would she want to go and work for those who offer her a job?
        The man currently carries a toxicity about him; he will need to have a real ‘Road To Damascus’ episode to win over a majority of the public and then his current followers will cry ‘Betrayal’

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