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Former actor/model Hope Hicks is leaving her communications director post at the White House in the next couple of weeks.

The 29-year-old, who told the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 27 that she told "white lies" to provide cover for President Trump's exaggerations, was responsible for a 40-member staff.

“She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person," President Trump said in a statement. "I will miss having her by my side, but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood I am sure we will work together again in the future.”

Hicks, who was spokesperson for the Trump Organization and then for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, moved into the communications director slot in August, replacing ousted Wall Street player Anthony Scaramucci,

She has PR firm experience, earned at Hiltzick Strategies in New York while working with First Daughter Ivanka Trump on her fashion line.