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Longtime Trump aide fired over financial crime investigation

13 March 2018, 08:46 | Erica Roy

Longtime Trump aide fired over financial crime investigation

Longtime Trump aide fired over financial crime investigation

On the day that it was announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been ousted by President Donald Trump, it was also reported that Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee had been escorted from the White House after he was sacked Monday over an "unspecified security issue".

His swift departure comes amid a series of security clearance issues in the White House.

News of McEntee's firing - which occurred on Monday - broke on Tuesday morning.

McEntee was escorted off the White House premises and was not given time to get his things, leading him to leave the grounds without his coat, according to the Journal.

The president's campaign then announced McEntee will rejoin the reelection campaign as a senior adviser of operations, Washington Post reported. WSJ wrote that the aide "indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background".


UPDATE 10:59 AM ET: And now it appears we know why McEntee was sacked - he is under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for financial crimes!

White House aides were stunned when they learned of McEntee's sudden departure, two sources tell CNN.

John McEntee had served as Trump's personal assistant for three years, dating back to the early days of the 2016 presidential election, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was one of the president's longest serving aides and the entire family loves him. He will join the Trump campaign instead. He is someone who has earned the trust of the president and is a top-notch professional, Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, told Politico in October.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to discuss the situation with the Journal, saying, "We do not comment on personnel matters".

"We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country", campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.



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