Yet she has never given a TV interview. She is the yin to Trump's attention-grabbing yang.
In a historic first, an Indian-American held the press podium at the White House Feb. 8, and will continue doing so temporarily to fill in for a senior colleague.
Cummings has requested that the House Oversight Committee obtain all paperwork Porter "was required to complete as a condition of White House employment", which includes "forms for internal White House vetting" and "the FBI's final investigative report on Robert Porter" by February 22.
Shah also said that White House chief of staff John Kelly was not "fully aware" of the extent of the allegations when he made his initial statement supporting Porter on Tuesday. There are similar allegations from Porter's second wife, dating back to 2009. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was equally effusive: "I have worked directly with Rob Porter almost every day for the a year ago, and the person I know is someone of the highest integrity and exemplary character". The report and the Daily Mail said Hicks is romantically involved with Porter. Shah said his last day was Thursday and that he cleaned out his desk Thursday morning. She was appointed permanent White House communications director on September 12, and 28 at the time, she is the youngest White House communications director in history.
She said women had been abused and mistreated for centuries, but that now, because of the increasing number speaking out, more and more people had the courage to follow suit. "Everyone who gets in his orbit is diminished and their reputations are hurt". She does not tweet.
She is well-liked and trusted by Trump.
Kelly also drew Trump's ire last month when he seemed to suggest that the president was flip-flopping on his call for a border wall.
Wolff's tweet might be chalked up to wishful thinking.
The Porter fallout has proved another uncomfortable situation for a White House that has been largely out of step with the #MeToo movement that has swept the country, putting a focus on sexual assault, harassment and workplace abuses.
Just this week, he told reporters that some illegal immigrants eligible for protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program may have chosen not to sign up because they are "too lazy to get off their asses".
When she graduated from SMU she began work in public relations in New York City.
When Donald Trump chose to run for president he made her head of communications for the campaign.
There are no new allegations, not for Kelly.
Few administration officials have been as vociferous in their defenses of Trump's character - as well as of his hard-line policy views on immigration and national security - than Kelly, who in turn has become a subject of occasional mockery and derision by critics of the historically unpopular president. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Wednesday that Trump retained "full confidence" in Porter's abilities, making it clear that the official preference was for Porter to remain in his job, and that it was his choice to leave.
When Trump won, he appointed her "director of strategic communications", a new title for a new kind of president. They're saying that the women are liars.
As of Thursday morning, however, the president himself had not done so.