Hicks to step down as communications director
Decision had nothing
to do with Russia probe, White House insists
Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump's longest-serving and closest advisers, abruptly announced Wednesday that she plans to resign - sending a jolt through a West Wing besieged by internal tumult and the intensifying Russia investigation.
Hicks, 29, began working for Trump before he announced his candidacy and has been a trusted confidante for three years, shaping his ima...