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SMU grad Hope Hicks takes expanded White House communications role amid search for Scaramucci replacement

Washington Post

Originally Posted: August 16, 2017

Hope Hicks, President Trump’s trusted confidant and adviser, is taking on expanded communications responsibilities while the White House searches for a new communications director to replace Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired from the job after just 10 days, according to a White House official.

Hicks will work with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in an interim and unofficial capacity to fill the role of the communications director while the White House works to find a permanent replacement — a search with which Hope will assist. READ MORE