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.
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 Trump – an admission that reportedly infuriated the president, and provoked an angry partisan spat on the committee about whether asking her whether Trump 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
She produced her response after conversations with her lawyer that ran to 10 minutes, lawmakers said.
An angry Trump 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 Trump chose for Trump's State of the Union and rival Hillary Clinton picked for the Democratic National Convention.
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TAKING HER TIME: The news broke a day after a nine-hour grilling before the House Intelligence Committee in the Russia probE