Trump's Assistant McEntee Is Said to Be Fired But Joins Campaign

John McEntee special assistant and personal aide follows US President Donald Trump to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

A longtime personal aide to the president, McEntee was sacked from the White House on Monday over an investigation led by the Department of Homeland Security into "serious financial crimes", according to CNN.

President Donald Trump's personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said.

He made sure Trump had markers with him while travelling in order to sign autographs, delivered messages to him while at the White House and even set clocks during daylight savings time, according to the Journal.

McEntee was reportedly escorted out of the White House after his firing on Tuesday and was not even given time to collect his personal belongings, including his jacket.

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

"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.

McEntee's departure is the latest in a series of White House staffers who have left following a change to the security clearance policy.

McEntee managed to keep a low profile in a campaign and White House often embroiled in controversy.

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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.

But it doesn't appear that McEntee will be gone forever.

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.

McEntee, Trump's "body man", was one of his closest aides and had been at his side since the start of his campaign.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to discuss the situation with the Journal, saying, "We do not comment on personnel matters".

"We need the help of proven leaders such as John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".

His exit comes two weeks after White House communications director Hope Hicks, also a long-serving staffer, stepped down.

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