White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation

President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John Mc Entee was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN. CREDIT Brendan Smialowski  AFP  Getty Images

White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation

Officials escorted McEntee out of the White House on Tuesday and did not allow him to collect his belongings.

Those "proven leaders" include an advisor who is under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security... and who was unable to obtain security clearances while at the White House.

President Trump's personal assistant, John McEntee, was sacked Monday, because he is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for financial crimes, CBS News' Jacqueline Alemany confirmed Tuesday.

Trump's White House has seen a rash of exits recently. Kelly said last summer that "he realized a large number of staffers still held interim clearances after more than seven months in the administration".

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McEntee joined Trump's campaign in 2015 and remained a strong figure next to the president.

President Donald Trump fired his longtime personal assistant, John McEntee, who is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for financial crimes. His responsibilities consisted of having markers for Trump to sign autographs, delivering messages to the residence and ensuring the clocks in the White House residence were adjusted for daylight-savings.

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

Aide John McEntee, whose slight public profile belies his relatively long service with Trump going back to the early days of the original campaign, told colleagues that he had had trouble gaining necessary security clearances, according to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news.

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