Hope Hicks: Long-time Trump aide to resign

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    Feb 28, 2018 9:48 PM GMT
    The bearings must be worn out in the Trump White House revolving door.

    Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump's longest serving advisers, is to step down, the administration says.

    The 29-year-old former model has been by Mr Trump's side for years.

    During the campaign, Ms Hicks served as press secretary.

    She took over as the head of the White House communications team last August, after the abrupt firing of Anthony Scaramucci.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43235675




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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 28, 2018 10:14 PM GMT
    This incredibly gorgeous and very bright young woman is a close friend of the whole Trump family. She's like 28. What an incredible future this girl has. This is nothing big...in fact, it has been in the works for a while. Would not be surprised if she still works for the Trump Organization in some capacity
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    Feb 28, 2018 10:22 PM GMT
    Could be that she's fed up of lying for Trump - or, more likely, embarrassed about having to admit to it.

    Hicks's resignation comes the day after she testified to the House Intelligence Committee as part of their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, during which she reportedly admitted that her job in the Trump administration required her to tell "white lies."

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376108-hope-hicks-resigns-from-white-house
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    Feb 28, 2018 10:26 PM GMT
    And another one bites the dust. icon_biggrin.gif

    Joining the Trump White House has become a suicide mission.
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    Feb 28, 2018 10:45 PM GMT
    art_deco saidAnd another one bites the dust. icon_biggrin.gif

    Joining the Trump White House has become a suicide mission.

    Not as much as it was joining crooked Hillarys team.
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    Mar 01, 2018 3:04 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidCould be that she's fed up of lying for Trump - or, more likely, embarrassed about having to admit to it.

    Hicks's resignation comes the day after she testified to the House Intelligence Committee as part of their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, during which she reportedly admitted that her job in the Trump administration required her to tell "white lies."

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376108-hope-hicks-resigns-from-white-house




    But...But... who will have crib note duty? Was this a Hope Hicks "white lie"? icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif


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    Mar 01, 2018 3:16 AM GMT
    There's been no equal in US history to the unprecedented rapid turnover in White House staff under Trump. And yet Trump always blames others, or tries to pretend the departure was the staffer's own choice.

    To paraphrase from Shakepeare's famous line in Julius Caesar:

    "The fault, dear Trump, is not in our subordinates, but in ourselves." After all, Trump did choose them himself, did he not? Or so he publicly stated when they took their positions. So whose judgment does it reflect upon?
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    Mar 01, 2018 3:16 AM GMT
    Hope Hicks Acknowledges She Sometimes Tells White Lies for Trump
    WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, told House investigators on Tuesday that her work for President Trump, who has a reputation for exaggerations and outright falsehoods, had occasionally required her to tell white lies.
    She also pointedly and repeatedly declined to answer questions about the presidential transition or her time in the White House, lawmakers who sat in on the testimony said, telling investigators that she had been asked by the White House to discuss only her time on the campaign. They added that she did not formally invoke executive privilege.

    A lawyer for Ms. Hicks declined to comment.

    The committee, which has been investigating Russia’s meddling for nearly a year, has increasingly found itself butting up against the White House over similar claims by witnesses.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/us/politics/hope-hicks-house-intelligence-committee-testimony.html

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    Ex_Mil8 saidCould be that she's fed up of lying for Trump - or, more likely, embarrassed about having to admit to it.

    Hicks's resignation comes the day after she testified to the House Intelligence Committee as part of their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, during which she reportedly admitted that her job in the Trump administration required her to tell "white lies."

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/376108-hope-hicks-resigns-from-white-house




    But...But... who will have crib note duty? Was this a Hope Hicks "white lie"? icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif


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    Mar 01, 2018 10:56 AM GMT
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  • mybud

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    Mar 01, 2018 11:21 AM GMT
    I heard the day after she told the congressional committe Trump tore into her like a airdale eatin a baby rabbit...He doesn't deal well with reality...
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    Mar 01, 2018 1:03 PM GMT
    Goodbye, Hope Hicks. Can we bring the Mooch back now?

    Hicks was the sixth communications chief in 13 months of a presidency. There are Italian prime ministers who would be embarrassed by such a short time in office

    This is a perilous time for Hope.

    One day she admitted telling “white lies” to spare the president’s orange blushes. But honestly, those lies were never ever about the whole Russian cover-up. At least, that’s what the communications director testified to the House intelligence committee during eight hours of questioning.

    The next day we learned that Hope Hicks is leaving the West Wing at some unspecified date because she wants to do something – anything – other than work for Donald Trump. But honestly it never ever had anything to do with the whole eight hours of interrogation about Russia.

    How do we reconcile Hope with reality in the Trump White House?

    Let’s see if we can find some clues in the official White House statements about her departure, which she presumably had a hand in writing, being the communications director and all.

    “I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood,” said Trump himself, sounding totally unlike the man who spends his mornings and evenings on the Twitter machine. “I am sure we will work together again in the future.”

    Translation: Even I wouldn’t want to work with me. And she knows where all the bodies are buried, so I only hope she never agrees a deal with Robert Mueller. Maybe the chance of future employment will entice her to keep quiet?

    “She has served her country with great distinction,” said John Kelly, Trump’s kamikaze chief of staff. “To say that she will be missed, is an understatement.”

    Translation: She was the only one who could tell the boss he was wrong without reading endless tweets about getting fired. Now who do I ask for help?


    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/28/hope-hicks-resignation-trump
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    Mar 01, 2018 1:04 PM GMT
    mybud said
    I heard the day after she told the congressional committe Trump tore into her like a airdale eatin a baby rabbit...He doesn't deal well with reality...

    Nor deals well with anyone contradicting him or endangering his own position in any way. He continues to operate the White House like a TV reality show. Populated with characters as dishonest, unethical, second-rate and immature as himself.

    That format makes for a popular TV show, but for a disastrous Presidential administration. This is the big leagues of national leadership, politics and international relations, and these people aren't good enough to even be in the minors of municipal governments. And the few administration members Trump has with actual government experience, like Pence and Sessions, are seriously flawed idelogical demagogues.
  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Mar 01, 2018 9:36 PM GMT

    Trump's "Ministry of Propaganda" really does not need anyone else to fill the role.
    Trump has the slanted eyed bitch Sarah Huckabee Sanders ... to fill the role.. Lies like a Trooper a requirement for the job.


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    art_deco said
    mybud said
    I heard the day after she told the congressional committe Trump tore into her like a airdale eatin a baby rabbit...He doesn't deal well with reality...

    Nor deals well with anyone contradicting him or endangering his own position in any way. He continues to operate the White House like a TV reality show. Populated with characters as dishonest, unethical, second-rate and immature as himself.

    That format makes for a popular TV show, but for a disastrous Presidential administration. This is the big leagues of national leadership, politics and international relations, and these people aren't good enough to even be in the minors of municipal governments. And the few administration members Trump has with actual government experience, like Pence and Sessions, are seriously flawed idelogical demagogues.