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Donald Trump's Personal Assistant Is Under Investigation for 'Serious Financial Crimes'

Donald Trump's Personal Assistant Is Under Investigation for 'Serious Financial Crimes'

Just as President Trump was razing the State Department to the ground, another scandal was unfolding: Presidential aide John McEntee was escorted from the White House over security issues and was revealed to be the subject of a federal investigation. There is no suggestion the investigation is connected to Mr Trump in any way. Kyle Griffin of MSNBC tweeted that a White House official said McEntee was not even "allowed to collect his belongings".

The campaign's decision underscores Trump's tolerance for - and often encouragement of - duelling centres of power around him. A third official said that McEntee was sacked due to "an unspecified security issue".

Mr McEntee, 27, who was well liked in the West Wing, occupied a key role, never far from Mr Trump in the White House or on the road.

As ABC News reported a week ago, there is a list of several other people with security clearance issues who are under consideration for possible termination or reassignment in the coming days. The official, who requested anonymity to discuss personnel issues, said McEntee had been expected to travel with Trump - as he always does - when the President departed for a trip to California on Tuesday.

Trump hired Hicks as his press secretary for his presidential campaign before she was appointed as the White House Communications Director.

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

"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. As of November, McEntee was one of the more than 130 White House staffers working with interim security clearances.

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.

The 27-year-old former University of CT quarterback is more widely known for a viral YouTube trick throw video than his work with Trump.


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