BREAKING NEWS: Hope Hicks is to RETURN to the White House to work for Jared Kushner after leaving in 2018 in wake of her boyfriend Rob Porter being accused of domestic violence
- Hope Hicks will return to Washington and the White House in the next few weeks, ABC News reported Thursday
- Hicks will be taking a senior adviser role reporting to Jared Kushner, and her official title, like Kellyanne Conway, will be counselor to the president
- Hicks departed the White House in early 2018 following the revelations that her boyfriend, Staff Secretary Rob Porter, had allegedly abused two ex-wives
- Hicks was one of the original members of the president’s 2016 team, serving as his press secretary before becoming White House communications director
Hope Hicks will be coming back to Washington to work at the White House, taking a senior adviser position reporting to Jared Kushner.
ABC News first reported Hicks’ return, saying that her official title will be counselor to the president, a title Kellyanne Conway also holds. Ivanka Trump tweeted ‘Welcome back Hope!’ confirming the news.
Hicks announced she was departing the administration in late February 2018 in the wake of her boyfriend Rob Porter’s past domestic violence incidents being exposed.
President Trump (left) waves to reporters standing alongside White House Communications Director Hope Hicks (right) in March 2018. She had announced her White House departure a month before. Now she’s headed back to the West Wing in a few weeks
Hope Hicks will hold a senior adviser position when she returns to the Trump White House in the next few weeks – and her title will be counselor to the president
First daughter and top presidential adviser Ivanka Trump confirmed the news that former Communications Director Hope Hicks was returning to the administration
Hope Hicks will work under Jared Kushner (center), the husband of Ivanka Trump (left), who Hicks originally worked for when she joined the Trump Administration. Then-businessman Donald Trump poached Hicks to beocme his presidential campaign’s press secretary
Hope Hicks (left) is photographed in the Oval Office with Presdent Trump (center) and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (right) during her tenure as White House communications director in January 2018
Hope Hicks left the White House in the wake of the resignation of her boyfriend, Staff Secretary Rob Porter (right), who was accused by both of his ex-wives of domestic violence
Porter was forced to resign from his position as White House staff secretary after abuse allegations from both his ex-wives – Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby – came to light.
Willoughby spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com of the torment Porter put her through.
News of Hicks’ departure came the same day the top Trump aide testified before the House Intelligence Committee, telling lawmakers she sometimes told ‘white lies’ on behalf of the president.
Since leaving the West Wing, Hicks moved to Los Angeles to head the communications department of the Fox Corporation, the Rupert Murdoch-owned parent company of Fox News Channel.
Hicks was one of the president’s original members of his 2016 campaign team.
A former model, Hicks came to work for the president via his daughter Ivanka Trump and took on the role of campaign press secretary without any prior political experience.
Hicks then joined the administration, first in the newly created role of White House director of strategic communications.
In August 2017, she was promoted to interim White House communications director.
A month later she was given the job permanently.
She was the third person to hold the job full-time, following Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired after just 10 days on the job.