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Trump's personal aide fired because of 'serious financial crimes' investigation

Trump's personal aide fired because of 'serious financial crimes' investigation Trump's personal aide fired because of 'serious financial crimes' investigation
Melinda Barton | 13 March, 2018, 20:45

McEntee was sacked and escorted out of the White House Monday, CNN reported, due to difficulties obtaining a permanent security clearance, an issue that has led to the departure of several White House staffers.

The Wall Street Journal reported the White House fired him over security issues.

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

Minutes after his firing, McEntee was hired by Trump's reelection campaign as a senior adviser for campaign operations, CNN said. He was one of the president's longest serving aides and the entire family loves him.

John McEntee (l.), personal aide to President Trump, was sacked Monday. The almost five-minute video, which you can relive below, featured McEntee doing everything from throwing footballs into barrels and basketball hoops to opening doors with his throws. McEntee was sacked on Monday over unspecified security concerns, according to a new report.

"It was announced today by the Trump Campaign that John McEntee will re-join the team and serve as the new Senior Advisor for campaign operations based in D.C." he tweeted.

"Mr. McEntee wasn't as well known as the others, but had been a constant presence at Mr. Trump's side for the past three years", the Journal reported. The news came as a surprise to many, including Tillerson who was reportedly not even given a reason for his exit. McEntee will remain in Washington to work on Trump's re-election campaign for 2020 along with former Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson.

"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.

Kelly sought to limit access to classified information for aides with longstanding interim security clearances and several aides have since left the White House after it became clear their applications for a full security clearances would not be approved.