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Hicks is the White House communications director and one of President Trump's closest aides. The White House initially tried to weather the storm.

The administration continued to defend Porter on Wednesday, even after photos of injuries from the alleged abuse were published by news outlets.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Porter would not be leaving immediately. This cloak of mystery has given rise to a kind of fan fiction on Twitter from those on the left.

Observers wondered whether Hicks' relationship with Porter was a factor. They imagine Keri Russell or Allison Williams someday playing Hicks in a movie about how she sabotaged Trump and saved the country.

By the end of the day Wednesday, as the scandal deepened, sources said Porter would be gone as soon as Thursday. Some journalists have also raised the prospect that she might turn against Trump.

Meanwhile, Hicks is also caught up in Robert Mueller's investigation into obstruction of justice and other matters. As communications director, Hicks works behind the scenes at the White House, guiding press coverage and facilitating some of the president's interviews. Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury," tweeted a prediction on Wednesday that "Hope Hicks becomes the John Dean of the Trump White House." Dean is the lawyer who helped thwart Watergate investigators and then turned on Richard Nixon by revealing the president's role in the cover-up Wolff's tweet might be chalked up to wishful thinking. Hicks' mother, Caye, recounted her hiring this way: "Mr.

She is often seen coming and going on Trump's trips, but is never heard. "SNL" tried to impersonate her last Saturday, but the bit fell flat because Hicks is so elusive and therefore difficult to mimic. Days before publishing the allegations against Porter, the Daily Mail published paparazzi-like pictures of Hicks and Porter together, claiming they were "canoodling" in the back of a cab. It's unclear how much he interacted with Hicks while spending time inside the White House for his gossipy book. Trump sat her down and said, 'This is your new job.' It was a shocker." Trump officially entered the presidential race a few months later.

Hicks' good looks and gracious demeanor -- a recent Town & Country profile called her "unfailingly polite and deferential" -- make her a frequent subject of D. In "Fire and Fury," he says Trump usually treated Hicks "in a protective and even paternal way." But he also quotes the president saying to Hicks that she was "the best piece of tail [Lewandowski will] ever have," a reference to a reported relationship between Hicks and ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. professional, had no political experience before Trump tapped her to work on his presidential campaign in early 2015. "Remember, she's the longest-serving aide" Trump has with him in the White House, said Olivia Nuzzi, who profiled Hicks for GQ magazine in 2016.

Hicks and Lewandowski were reportedly seen having a public screaming match in Manhattan in May 2016, an incident that landed them in the New York Post -- a rare bit of unfavorable press for Hicks. When Trump won, he appointed her "director of strategic communications," a new title for a new kind of president.

Hicks has been the gatekeeper for most -- though not all -- of his interviews.

Trump went through two communications directors in his first seven months.

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