Trump's Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue

Trump's Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue

On Monday, the Trump administration fired John McEntee, after a federal investigation uncovered evidence that he had committed "serious financial crimes".

Johnny McEntee, the United States president's long-term personal aide, was escorted from the White House on Monday because he is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for "serious financial crimes", CNN reported. He delivered messages to the president at the White House residence, carried markers for Trump to sign autographs, and, most recently, changed clocks at the White House to adjust for daylight saving time.

For Trump, the absence of McEntee strips away another of the handful of close associates who have constantly been by his side as he made the transition from real estate mogul to politician.

While he was sacked on Monday from his job in the White House, McEntee is staying in politics even as he's reportedly being investigated for crimes. "The White House's ongoing obstruction of congressional oversight appears to be an attempt to hide from the American people pervasive and widespread dysfunction inside the White House, which directly threatens our nation's security".

According to CNN, McEntee was pushed out because of issues with his security clearance. The Wall Street Journal first reported on McEntee's departure, citing an unspecified security issue. Just as with Rob Porter, who got bounced from his job a few weeks ago, McEntee appeared to have near-universal access to the president.

McEntee was escorted from the White House on Monday.

Trump's "body man" didn't even have time to pack before security escorted him out of the White House. Other reports indicate the firing happened because he is under investigation for serious financial crimes.

The White House declined to comment.

"We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country", Parscale added.

President Donald Trump is culling the ranks again.

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