Hope Charlotte Hicks, former White House Communications Director, was born on October 21, 1988, in Greenwich, Connecticut. During her adolescence, she was involved with acting and had a modeling career. Hicks attended South Methodist University, where she earned her degree in English. After graduating, Hope worked as a public relations consultant for a firm in New York City. It was at this job that Hicks worked for eldest daughter Ivanka Trump and came into contact with the Trump family.
Following her employment for the Trump Organization, Donald Trump recruited her to help lead communications on behalf of his presidential election campaign. When Trump’s campaign succeeded and he won the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, Hope Hicks became a significant player in the Trump Administration. Shortly after his election, Donald Trump named her the White House Director of Strategic Communications. Then, between August 2017 and March 2018, she served as White House Communications Director. At just 29 years old, Hope Hicks became the youngest ever White House Communications Director. Hicks was even named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for her instrumental role in Trump’s campaign for the presidency.
In February 2018, Hicks was interviewed by the White House Intelligence Committee Panel concerning Russian election interference and the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia. During this interview, Hicks admitted to lying on behalf of President Trump. In March 2018, she officially submitted her resignation from her White House position. She claimed that her impending resignation was not connected to the testimony, but instead had been planned.
Following her resignation, Hicks began working at a spin-off company for Fox News, taking on the role of Chief Communications Director. As investigations progressed, Hope Hicks was subpoenaed to testify by the House Judiciary Committee in June 2019 concerning her time at the White House.
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