Hope Hicks Will Return To WH

The New York Times reports that Hicks will report to Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner with the title, "counselor to the president".

One of US President Donald Trump's longest-serving aides, Hope Hicks, will return to the White House almost two years after she resigned.

Hicks departed the White House after she reportedly told investigators that working for Trump "occasionally required her to tell white lies" during her eight-hour testimony before the the House Intelligence Committee. Earlier in her career, she worked at PR firms Hiltzik Strategies and Zeno Group.

Hicks's resignation in 2018 came after being caught up in a controversy surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, another close Trump aide, whom Hicks had been dating.

Her return to the executive branch has been under consideration for a while, though it has been unclear, initially, if she would come back before the 2020 presidential election, one source said.

"Not only is she brilliant she is an wonderful friend and will be a tremendous asset to the President and his team".

"She has always impressed me with her quiet confidence, loyalty and expertise", Grisham added, "and I am beyond thrilled to welcome Hope back to the White House".

The panel interviewed Hicks about any knowledge she has of contacts that occurred between other Trump associates and Russians. She's planning to "work on projects that Mr. Kushner oversees, including the re-election campaign", according to the Times.

Hicks was labeled as one of President Trump's most trusted advisors, after previously working for first daughter Ivanka Trump's brand. She worked to defend him when charges of domestic abuse against his two former wives emerged.

Following her White House departure, Hicks spent several months living in New York City, where she kept a low profile.

But her relationship with Trump shifted dramatically after she left the White House.

However, Hicks remained in close contact with Kushner and other top White House aides.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to the committee that Hicks is "absolutely immune" from revealing information about her work in the White House, including minor details like where her office was.