Damn. They’re just dropping like flies over at the White House. Looks like Hope Hicks is up next:
SCOOP – Hope Hicks resigning White House in coming weeks https://t.co/UsgOnYCDQx
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 28, 2018
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports:
Ms. Hicks had been considering leaving for several months. She told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would never be a perfect moment to leave, according to White House aides.
Her resignation came a day after she testified for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee, telling the panel that in her job, she had occasionally been required to tell white lies but had never lied about anything connected to the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
She did not say what her next job would be, and it was unclear what the departure date is, although it is likely to be in the next few weeks. Ms. Hicks said she had “no words” to express her gratitude to the president, who responded with his own statement.
This is not a drill, folks:
.@PressSec confirms: Hope Hicks is OUT. "Not a definitive timeline" on when she will leave.
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) February 28, 2018
well then. https://t.co/IFKFEoqG3U
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 28, 2018
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 28, 2018
Well, that's certainly interesting. https://t.co/Zik2JmgyJv
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) February 28, 2018
I would too at this point https://t.co/rC4dVvxOhl
— I'm a M'Fin Pickle in a Top Hat (@sunnyright) February 28, 2018
Seems to be all the rage these days.
HOPE IS GONE
— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) February 28, 2018
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) February 28, 2018
Trump Administration Officially Hope-less
— Peter Suderman (@petersuderman) February 28, 2018
Hope Floats Away
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) February 28, 2018
Hope no longer springs eternal.
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) February 28, 2018
Lesson for future White House communications directors: just don’t.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) February 28, 2018