Hope Hicks in white day after tearful resignation

After she confirming she is leaving her high profile White House post within weeks, Hope Hicks spent the morning away from the office – strolling out of her home at a leisurely hour rather than rushing to her drama-filled workplace.

Hicks, 29, who is 's longest surviving aide and helped guide his early shoestring campaign operation after working for the Organization, revealed she was leaving Thursday.

The news broke a day after the White House communications director's nine-hour appearance before the House Intelligence Committee in the Russia probe.

Hicks testified during the grilling that she sometimes tells 'white lies' on behalf of President – an admission that reportedly infuriated the president, and provoked an angry partisan spat on the committee about whether asking her whether had told her to lie was fair came.

Hope Hicks spent the morning away from the office, but headed out to an unknown location after noon

Hope Hicks spent the morning away from the office, but headed out to an unknown location after noon

She produced her response after conversations with her lawyer that ran to 10 minutes, lawmakers said. 

An angry berated her about the admission, according to reports – but it would not be unusual for him to vent at his longtime aide.

Hicks was 'a puddle of tears' at the Wednesday morning communications meeting at the White House, CBS reported. 

But she was fully composed as she strolled outside her apartment in Washington D.C. mid-day Thursday.

She wore a white riding jacket in a casual outfit, eschewing the power dress she wore to her Capitol Hill testimony – and picking a color that First Lady Melania chose for 's State of the Union and rival picked for the Democratic National Convention.

MENTAL HEALTH DAY? Hicks reportedly got 'berated' by President Trump after saying he sometimes asked her to tell 'white lies'

MENTAL HEALTH DAY? Hicks reportedly got 'berated' by President after saying he sometimes asked her to tell 'white lies'

TAKING HER TIME: The news broke a day after a nine-hour grilling before the House Intelligence Committee in the Russia probE

TAKING HER TIME: The news broke a day after a nine-hour grilling before the House Intelligence Committee in the Russia probE

MAYBE SHE'S JUST TELECOMMUTING: Hicks dodged a morning when the White House was reeling from Trump's attacks on his attorney general, the Mueller probe, anger at chief of staff John Kelly, and fallout from her own departure

MAYBE SHE'S JUST TELECOMMUTING: Hicks dodged a morning when the White House was reeling from 's attacks on his attorney general, the Mueller probe, anger at chief of staff John Kelly, and fallout from her

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