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Newsweek: Hicks' Loyalty to Trump May Face Test

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By    |   Friday, 24 November 2017 08:43 AM

Hope Hicks, at 29, is the youngest person to ever be named as White House communications director, but she's become regarded as a steadying force in President Donald Trump's administration.

However, her loyalty and allegiance may come under its most significant test yet, with federal investigators involved in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election to interview her, Newsweek reports. 

"She has a great 'Trump radar' [in] understanding how he thinks . . . She loves him like a father in some ways, and I think that is an important loyalty to the family," Brad Parscale, digital director for Trump's 2016 campaign, said.

The White House and Hicks' personal attorney, Robert Trout, have not commented about her and the investigation, but experts says that with her long ties with Trump and his family, her insight could prove valuable as the investigation continues.

Hicks, at one time, handled public relations for Trump's daughter, Ivanka, before talk started about Trump campaigning. Even though she had no political experience, Hicks became part of the campaign.

"She keeps her head down," said Parscale. "She lets the president speak, and she's there to support him."

After Trump was elected, Hicks followed to the White House, and after Anthony Scaramucci resigned as press secretary after 11 controversy-filled days, she was named to replace him.

Hicks has also remained with Trump as others departed, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, ex-press secretary Sean Spicer, ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus and short-lived national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Manafort, though, has already been indicted in Mueller's probe, and the others have faced questions, so Hicks' turn may be coming soon.

Parscale said he believes that Hicks loves Trump's family, and will remain a fierce supporter.

"Being family and being treated like family allows you to deal with a lot more things you wouldn't do for just a job or money," he said.

He also described Hicks as a calm person and a "stable force," especially when compared to others in the Trump orbit, and that relationship has become a friendship.

"You keep delivering, you keep getting the job done [and] you don't ask for anything in return," Parscale said.

"Eventually you gain a relationship with him, and a friendship, and then it starts to become reciprocal. And Trump is very rewarding to those who continue to be loyal and continue to deliver results."

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