White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation

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The former personal assistant was removed due to trouble with his security clearance and is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, CNN reported Tuesday.

The charges are not related to the President, the source said.

McEntee is just the latest aide to leave the White House amid issues with his security clearance, after White House chief of staff John Kelly enacted a series of reforms following the scandal involving disgraced White House staff secretary Rob Porter.

Minutes after news of his departure broke, the Trump campaign announced McEntee would be joining the reelection effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

McEntee wasn't allowed to collect his belongings ― including his jacket ― before being escorted out, according to the Journal. One official said he was dismissed due to an unspecified security issue.

McEntee declined a CNN request to comment.

Trump's personal assistant - also known as a body man - McEntee accompanied the president nearly everywhere and had been an aide for him since early in the campaign.

If there was any issue with McEntee inside the White House, Trump's campaign hasn't acknowledged it.

McEntee previously served as an aide to Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, and the Trump campaign announced Tuesday that he will rejoin the organization as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

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