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Trump personal aide fired, escorted out without coat

Trump personal aide fired, escorted out without coat Trump personal aide fired, escorted out without coat
Patty Aguilar | 13 March, 2018, 19:30

Officials escorted McEntee out of the White House on Tuesday and did not allow him to collect his belongings. McEntee was escorted from the White House on Monday after he was sacked over security concerns, two sources familiar with the matter told the Journal.

President Donald Trump's longtime personal assistant, John McEntee, was sacked from his White House position while reportedly under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for financial crimes, CNN and the Wall Street Journal reported. He indicated to his colleagues it may have been about his background check. CNN reports that McEntee is under investigation for "serious financial crimes" and is having issues with his security clearance, which at this point might be contagious enough in the White House these days to merit medical intervention.

The firing came moments after The Washington Post broke the news that Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

It's impossible to speculate what kind of potential financial crimes jettisoned McEntee from the White House, but they must be pretty serious if the Department of Homeland Security is running point on the investigation. He nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over the role.

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But the faithful Trump aide didn't go far as he was immediately hired by the President's reelection campaign team.

An official told WSJ that his firing is "not going to be great for morale".

According to Paris Dennard, a Republican operative and close ally to Trump, McEntee will now rejoin the campaign team along with Katrina Pierson.

Trump's campaign hired him soon after he was sacked from his White House job.

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