White House communications director Hope Hicks, a 2006 graduate of Greenwich High School, quit the Trump Administration on Wednesday. Feb. 28, according to multiple news reports.
The announcement came a day after Hicks admitted to a Congressional intelligence panel that she occasionally told "white lies" for President Donald Trump but did't lie about anything relevant to the federal Russia investigation.
Hicks was interviewed for nine hours Tuesday, Feb. 27 by a U.S. House panel probing Russia interference in Trump's 2016 election over Democrat Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua.
The top Democrat on the intelligence panel, California Rep. Adam Schiff, said after the meeting was over that Hicks answered questions about her role in Trump's campaign and answered some questions about the transition period between the election and the inauguration, according to this report by CBC News.
Hicks admitted telling "white lies" occasionally for Trump, according to this report The New York Times.
Hicks declined to answer any questions about events since Trump took the oath of office, like other White House officials who have appeared before the legislative committee.
As reported here by Daily Voice, the New York Times first revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller was zeroing on Hicks as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Then, multiple media outlets linked Hicks romantically to Rob Porter, who was forced to resign as White House staff secretary after domestic violence allegations were made by both of his ex-wives, including photographs of one with a black eye. Some of the abuse allegations and White House knowledge was reported here by the Washington Post.
This is what was reported about a Hicks-Porter connection by the Hartford Courant:
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