As soon as the closest confidante of the President's West Wing – the recipient of his repeated phone calls, the witness of his most furious moments and, according to other election workers, calls the person who has pulled wrinkles out of his pants – the source of his relationship has changed. Instead of having an almost constant conversation, they rarely speak.
The once close couple's communication slowed down first and then came to a halt after leaving the White House. She told her fellow human beings that this was not a representation of her feelings towards the man she had worked for, but a desire to distance herself from the orbit she had occupied for so long: his. There were a few times when she did not answer Trump's call. According to two people familiar with his remark, Trump repeatedly asked, "What happened to Hope?"
People near Hicks say that despite their distance, they remain on the side of the president. She has remained in close contact with White House officials and the Trump campaign, who send her information from the West Wing and Trail, or seek advice on how to deal with the Mercurial President with whom she has built a close relationship.
But Hicks returns to another Washington Wednesday than the one she occupied more than a year ago. The Democrats are now controlling the house and have launched investigations against the president and his government. Now they have one of the president's most trusted advisers on their lawn. In their first interview with a former White House official since Trump, who had vowed to "fight all subpoenas," Democrats want to investigate Hicks on all issues, from James Comey's dismissal to Trump's claims that then Attorney General Jeff Sessions no longer replaced.
Hicks joins a long list of current and former Trump advisers to appear before the legislature to investigate Trump's attempts to short-circuit the investigation led by former Special Adviser Robert Mueller. While some of these employees knew important moments and critical decisions during Trump's campaign and presidency, perhaps no other employee has the potential to give Democrats as much insight into Trump's thinking and thinking as Hick's original who left the fold
As a former model and PR expert, Hicks closed the presidential campaign early on Trump and remained one of the few helpers who followed him from his political beginnings to the White House. She maintained a close relationship not only with the president, who called her "Hopey", but also with members of his family, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, both senior advisors.
She took on this role by barely speaking a single word in public – no television interviews and just a few occasional microphones alongside Trump.
Hicks resigned from her role as communications director at the White House and most recently left the administration in March. She moved out of her luxurious Washington apartment and moved to Manhattan, where she stayed behind for months to come in contact with her former White House colleagues.
Sometimes she considered returning to administration and asked friends last summer what position she would take if she made a comeback. Even before the presidential election campaign in Ohio last August, she was spotted boarding Air Force One – a spontaneous return to the presidential trip after a visit with her former colleagues at Trump's New Jersey Golf Club.
But mostly people who talked to Hicks said they were trying to adjust to Trump's orbit after three years, a hurricane in which both they and the president of political newcomers switched to the leadership of the country.
Seven Months After Their Departure Fox Corporation Announced Hicks was named Chief Communications Officer of the company, where she would be based in Los Angeles. Since moving to the West Coast, the Connecticut-born Hicks has been spotted in upscale restaurants and yoga studios and, based on those they know, in a relatively modest life, aware that she is echoing a polarization. However, several sources with knowledge of their relationship said that one aspect of their new life is unexpected: Hicks seldom talks more to the president.
A witness to all
People who know the president best, say he is an avid caller. He will call lawmakers, old friends and co-workers several times a day to ask them about anything democratic presidential candidates have in front of them, or to complain about a recent section he has seen in cable news. Call history with Hicks was exorbitant. said people who were close to each other. He regularly called her more often than his chief of staff, regardless of who held that title at the time. During the day, she seldom left the grounds of the White House because she needed to be within earshot of Trump, who often and quickly summoned her. And if it was not Trump at the other end of the phone, it was often another White House employee, or an outside counselor, who inquired about the President's mood and gave advice on how best to discuss a problem with him.
In her tenure as Trump's communications guru, Hicks experienced some of the darkest moments of his presidency. In interviews with Müller's investigators, she described a seething president after the appointment of the Special Representative. She said she first saw him angrier after the Access Hollywood band, in which he claimed to have taken women, had been published. I am annoyed that too many people were informed about e-mails referring to a now infamous meeting in Trump Tower with Russian officials related to the Kremlin. In a text messaging session with Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., Hicks explained her attempts to advise the President on a communication strategy surrounding the meeting, "she wrote when Donald Trump Jr. proposed a revised statement.  The White House enforces immunity to prevent Hicks from announcing their White House time on Wednesday It appears behind closed doors.
But the Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee also plan to inform Hicks about events that prior to Trump's inauguration, including her knowledge of the hush-money system, to silence Trump's extramarital affairs in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, a committee advisor told CNN.