Hicks almost left WH months before she announced her resignation: report
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Former White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump must be removed — for more than reasons offered in impeachment 2019 in Photos: 35 pictures in politics Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe MORE nearly left the White House months before she announced her resignation, according to New York magazine.

Hicks reportedly told first daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpJared Kushner's sister-in-law Karlie Kloss says she will vote against Trump in 2020 Trump scheduled to attend Davos amid impeachment trial Lawmakers introduce bill to bolster artificial intelligence, quantum computing MORE and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDOJ releases new tranche of Mueller witness documents Jared Kushner's sister-in-law Karlie Kloss says she will vote against Trump in 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate receives impeachment articles as trial opens MORE, that she was unhappy in her role in August of last year. 

Trump and Kushner told Hicks she should wait for then-incoming chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE to change the order of the West Wing. 


Hicks reportedly seriously considered stepping down a second time in December and ended up signing a six-month lease at the cost of inflation for her apartment when her lease came up for renewal. 

She reportedly went over a series of scenarios of her stepping down and how they would play in the press in her notebook. 

Hicks figured if she stepped down immediately, her departure would be the top bad news story for the administration for the winter. 

She also took into account her role into federal and congressional probes into Russian election meddling.

Hicks resigned from the White House last month after being by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says US has coronavirus 'totally under control' Senate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Collins breaks with GOP on attempt to change impeachment rules resolution MORE's side since he launched his presidential campaign. 

"There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump. I wish the president and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country,” she said in a statement. 

Hicks was one of Trump's most trusted aides and confidantes. 

She had testified before the House Intelligence Committee just one day before and said she sometimes told "white lies" while working for the president.