"Yesterday, the House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from White House communications director and her own evil twin, Hope Hicks", Colbert joked on "The Late Show". One can hardly be faulted for following the president's lead. "Not a fun time to say the least."...
Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Thursday that the former communications director was tight lipped on several subjects, despite her "white lies" remark. When the reporter Olivia Nuzzi profiled her for GQ, in 2016, Hicks, then the Trump campaign's press secretary, declined to be interviewed but opted to sit in the room as Nuzzi interviewed Trump about her. He alienated Mr Kelly with his brash public play for the chief of staff job after Mr Priebus quit.
During her appearance before the House Intelligence Committee, Trump's communications director had stuck to answering pre-approved questions, and refused to answer numerous other questions put to her. There was no hint that a resignation was on the horizon, a source familiar with her testimony said Wednesday. It's exhausting working in the White House, especially this one. The fact that she bailed out the day after the House committee hearing is pure coincidence, Haberman insists. Lewandowski's advice is that Trump shouldn't replace him right away, instead holding a series of interviews to find a person he clicks with. "You know how Rahm Emanuel said, 'Never let a good crisis go to waste?' That's what Kelly did", a Republican close to the White House said. It may be that at times she turned him from raging bull in a china shop to just a fuming one. Among them are Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.
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While the White House denied that Trump wandered around the White House in his bathrobe and Melania and Barron have since moved to Washington, there's little question that the more isolated Trump gets - or feels - the more he gives in to his most basic instinct: score-settling via Twitter. Given the reputation the White House has gained for chaos, infighting and insecurity, the question of who might want to work there has become a pertinent one. She has been tethered to his side from the nascent days of his campaign, and while her official duties include managing the president's often tumultuous relationship in the press, fellow aides described her as a consigliere, attuned to his whims and moods. "Deutsche Bank is fined $610 million for helping the Russians launder money, and who was the Trump financial world financing?"
If not for the Porter incident, Hicks might have made it through the administration utterly unscathed. Her centrality was such that it was hard to imagine Trump functioning without her. "She's thoughtful and at the end of the day, she's going to have an incredible career" ahead of her. In other words, she kept her dignity, which is no small accomplishment in this White House. "I'd kill to have her as my client".