Hope Hicks, long-time Trump confidante and now outgoing White House Communications Director admitted on Wednesday that she regularly tells "white lies" for President Donald Trump.
While giving private testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, soon-to-be former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks refused to answer questions about her White House tenure when questioned by members of the House's investigative body.
Hope Hicks Reportedly Admits To Lying, And Now People Want Answers
The White House communications director said her job requires "white lies," The New York Times reports.
"All of our questions about what went into that statement went unanswered," said House Intelligence Committee Co-Chair Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA). "I have less hope we'll get to all the answers," added Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL). "As with anyone who doesn't answer questions, they ought to be subpoenaed."
What Hope Hicks meant about white lies https://t.co/RMMOOZGSkD https://t.co/rEE1xi11Ti— CNN (@CNN)1519870507.0
What those "white lies" consisted of remains unknown. Hicks declined further comment "after extended consultation with her lawyers."
Hicks says her job entails telling “white lies” for the president. What??? https://t.co/e5jIiO4iZu— Joy-Ann 😷Reid (@Joy-Ann 😷Reid)1519825322.0
Hicks did however acknowledge that she learned about the infamous Trump Tower meeting between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials in 2016.
The Internet is demanding answers.
HOPE HICKS: "I tell white lies for the President." @FoxNews: "If you can tell Whites lies about the President, you're hired!"— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1519863280.0
Could these be the "white lies?"
I get that there are some little white lies that Hope Hicks has to tell to do her job: "Your hair looks great." "… https://t.co/L5Ua5s9DvZ— Mieke Eoyang (@Mieke Eoyang)1519849738.0
Ali Davis has a guess. Maybe "white lies" are "the kind of lies for which white people of means generally do not get prosecuted."
I'm guessing by "white lies," Hope Hicks meant "the kind of lies for which white people of means generally do not get prosecuted."— Ali Davis 🏳️🌈 (@Ali Davis 🏳️🌈)1519788783.0
Late Wednesday afternoon, Hicks tendered her resignation as White House Communications Director.
"There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump," Hicks said in a statement. "I wish the President and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country."
Hicks was exhausted, psychologically drained, “deeply shaken” by Porter situation. By @AshleyRParker @PhilipRucker https://t.co/4DvPHyk3Ha— Rosalind Helderman (@Rosalind Helderman)1519867331.0
Trump expressed his regret over Hicks's resignation:
"Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years. She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future."
The reason for her resignation? She's tired of lying, perhaps. Or maybe it's something else entirely.
Brian Krassenstein thinks Hicks may have realized that her "white lies" may not be so innocent after all.
Hicks is the latest Trump administration official to step down and to date, the one closest to the President to do so. She is expected to leave her post "in the coming weeks or months."
Hope Hicks announced her resignation and that she would be leaving in the coming weeks or months. https://t.co/nhAnSMG0uv— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1519857007.0
Merriam-Webster noted that "'White lie' is our top search after the resignation of Hope Hicks."
📈'White lie' is our top search after the resignation of Hope Hicks. https://t.co/ObAKebA768— Merriam-Webster (@Merriam-Webster)1519857990.0
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