President Trump tapped his longtime aide Hope Hicks as interim White House director of communications in August, and this morning Bloomberg reports the that the former Trump campaign press secretary will stay in the role on a permanent basis.
One of the 28-year-old’s first tasks in her new job could involve an inquiry in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Hicks is on a list of six aides to President Trump whom Mueller’s team advised the White House they would like to interview, the Washington Post reported last week. Also on the list are former press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus. Hicks was reportedly involved in discussions with another press aide, Josh Raffel, about how to respond to media questions about Donald Trump, Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.
Here’s what else we know about Hicks:
SHE’S A BIT OF AN ENIGMA.
Though she’s a gatekeeper to members of the press who want…