Close Trump aide Hope Hicks abruptly resigns 24 hours after testifying in House Intelligence about Russia
Hope Hicks (ABC News/screen grab)

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is resigning, the New York Times reports.


The move comes one day after Hicks was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee. During that meeting, Hicks reportedly told the intel committee she occasionally tells "white lies" for Donald Trump, but she insisted she's never told substantial lies about anything materially related to the Russia investigations.

CNN reports Hicks will depart "in the next few weeks."

Hicks told the Times there are "no words" to express her gratitude towards Trump.

"Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Trump told the Times. “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.”