Fired Trump assistant couldn't get security clearance over financial problems

Posted March 14, 2018

A longtime personal assistant to President Donald Trump was reportedly fired and escorted out of the White House on Monday, with one report claiming the ouster was due to a criminal investigation.

White House sources said that John McEntee was sacked on Monday because of an "unspecified security issue", according to Wall Street Journal. He made sure Trump was prepared when he met with people, delivered messages to the president in the residence portion of the White House.

A former quarterback for the University of Connecticut, McEntee was a "constant presence at Mr. Trump's side for the last three years", according to the Wall Street Journal, which first broke the news. McEntee was escorted from the White House on Monday after he was sacked over security concerns, two sources familiar with the matter told the Journal. The alleged crimes are said to not be related to Trump.

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Angella Reid - May 5, 2017: The first female White House chief usher was dismissed for reasons that seemed unclear to her at the time, although Axios reports that she was "considered mean" by staffers. 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.

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 served Trump since the early days of the 2016 campaign, as part of a tight-knit team including Stephen Miller, the president's senior policy advisor, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior advisor, and Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media. According to multiple reports, he's under a financial crimes investigation.

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"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.

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.

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

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