One of US President Donald Trump’s longest-serving aides, Hope Hicks, will return to the White House almost two years after she resigned.
The ex-White House communications director is anticipated to be counsellor to the president and report to Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The 31-year-old former mannequin has labored for Fox Corporation since leaving the White House two years in the past.
Ex-Trump aides Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus are additionally being given new roles.
Who is Hope Hicks?
Ms Hicks first joined the Trump sphere in 2014 when she began with the Trump Organization as an aide to Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, in her trend model.
She remained by Mr Trump’s facet all through his marketing campaign and into the White House.
“I’ve labored with Hope for nearly six years and may say with out hesitation she is likely one of the most gifted and savvy people I’ve come throughout,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham stated in assertion.
“She has all the time impressed me together with her quiet confidence, loyalty and experience, and I’m past thrilled to welcome Hope again to the White House.”
Ex-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders additionally heralded her return, saying on Twitter: “There isn’t any yet one more loyal, gifted or enjoyable than Hope.
“Not solely is she good she is an incredible pal and can be an incredible asset to the President and his workforce.”
Ms Hicks was repeatedly questioned by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s throughout his investigation into Mr Trump, in addition to congressional investigators.
She resigned her publish in February 2018, sooner or later after she testified to Congress that she sometimes advised white lies on Mr Trump’s behalf.
The Trump present: particular version
Analysis by Tara McKelvey, BBC White House reporter
Donald Trump, the previous actuality TV host, appreciates each star energy and loyalty, and he’s bringing again people with each of those traits for his greatest season but: the 2020 marketing campaign.
However clownish Sean Spicer could have appeared on the podium, he was good for scores. People watched his briefings obsessively, and he impressed late-night comedians.
Hope Hicks transfixed the nation for a special motive: she stated little, but appeared to know the president’s secrets and techniques. Meanwhile Reince Priebus was famously loyal, and it was solely a matter of time earlier than he returned.
Just as Mr Trump introduced again contestants onto The Apprentice after they flamed out, ginning up scores, he’s now inviting key gamers again to the White House so as to enchantment to his core viewers and remind them of their shared historical past. Mr Trump could also be divisive as a frontrunner, however one factor is obvious: he is aware of how to placed on a present.
Who else obtained a job this week?
Also this week former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former spokesman Sean Spicer acquired new White House jobs.
Mr Priebus served seven months below Mr Trump earlier than he was changed by retired-Marine Corp General John Kelly.
Mr Kelly criticised his former boss in a speech on Wednesday night time, triggering an indignant Twitter response from Mr Trump.
“He did precisely what we train them to do from cradle to grave,” Mr Kelly stated about US Army Lt Col Alexander Vindman, who labored for the White House and testified in opposition to Mr Trump throughout his impeachment trial. He was fired by Mr Trump, alongside along with his twin brother, final week.
He additionally criticised Mr Trump’s outreach to North Korea and his claims about unlawful migrants being unhealthy individuals.
On Thursday, Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Kelly – who additionally beforehand served as Mr Trump’s head of the Homeland Security – “misses the motion & simply cannot maintain his mouth shut”.
Mr Spicer served an analogous tenure earlier than he was dismissed following a troublesome time period as spokesman, the place he steadily clashed with journalists.
His most widely-mocked second got here on his first day within the job, when he known as Mr Trump’s inauguration crowd “the most important viewers to ever witness an inauguration, interval, each in particular person and across the globe”.
He later admitted that he “screwed up” with the declare which pictures proved to be false.