Trump aide abruptly fired - then hired by Trump's 2020 team

White House Personal Aide to the President John Mc Entee and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino leave the White House on Nov. 29 2017 in Washington DC

Other reports indicate an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security "for serious financial crimes" that "are not related to the President" led to McEntee's firing.

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. There is no suggestion the investigation is connected to Mr Trump in any way. The alleged crimes have not yet been revealed.

"I have been warning for more than a year about the White House's deficient background check process", Cummings wrote in a letter to chief of staff John Kelly.

According to CNN, McEntee was pushed out because of issues with his security clearance. McEntee told fellow Trump aides that he had resigned.

Now, with Mr. McEntee gone, the president will have none of his closest, most-trusted aides by his side at all times. It is not clear why the clearance issue warranted the abrupt removal of Mr McEntee from the White House grounds.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment on the reasons for his departure, saying only Mr McEntee was going to the campaign.

McEntee, who went by Johnny as UConn's starting quarterback in 2011, was working at Fox News after graduation when he joined Trump's campaign as a volunteer and quickly got hired to a full-time position in August 2015.

Trump's "body man" didn't even have time to pack before security escorted him out of the White House.

His firing marks yet another departure in an executive office marked by a revolving door of hirings and firings and plagued by issues obtaining security clearances.

"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.

According to CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins, however, McEntee was sacked in connection with an ongoing investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.

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