President Donald Trump's personal assistant John McEntee was abruptly escorted out of the White House on Monday night - and now a new report from CNN claims that he was ousted due to an investigation into what may be "serious financial crimes". According to the Wall Street Journal, McEntee was removed from the White House for an "unspecified security issue". He was escorted off the White House grounds before he was allowed to collect his belongings, even leaving without his jacket, the Journal reported.
After the eleciton, McEntee remained close to the president in the White House as his body man.
"We do not comment on personnel issues", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CNN in a statement. Mr. McEntee didn't return a call seeking comment.
McEntee was an early Trump assistant in the presidential campaign.
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John McEntee was sacked because he is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, CNN noted.
Trump reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale announced McEntee's hire alongside that of Katrina Pierson, a Trump campaign spokesperson in 2016 who will join the 2020 campaign as a senior adviser.
Trump's 2020 Republican campaign announced Tuesday that he will serve as a senior adviser for campaign operations.
His duties included ensuring Trump always had a marker on hand to sign autographs, transmitting messages to him at the White House residence and making sure the clocks there were moved forward for daylight-saving time over the weekend, according to the Journal.