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White House names Hope Hicks communications director

Hope Hicks, a key adviser to President Donald Trump, is among the White House personnel whom special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly looks to interview as part of his investigation on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Hope Hicks.

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WASHINGTON — The White House is naming Hope Hicks as communications director.

Hicks is a longtime aide of President Donald Trump, having served as his presidential campaign’s lead spokeswoman. She has been interim communications director for the past few weeks. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Hick has been named to the job permanently.

Hicks, 28, is the third White House communications director in the administration’s nearly eight months. Her predecessor, Wall Street personality Anthony Scaramucci, served in the role for less than two weeks after being removed over harsh language he used about two then White House advisers.

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