Trump's personal assistant fired for security issue, report says

Trump's personal assistant fired for security issue, report says

Trump's personal assistant fired for security issue, report says

While it's unclear why McEntee was sacked, the Journal reported that there may have been something in McEntee's background check. Other reports indicate the firing happened because he is under investigation for serious financial crimes. 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. Despite being more than a year into office, dozens of white house aides are still operating on interim security clearances or, in the case of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, have been stripped of their security clearances after failing to properly complete their background checks.

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.

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A source quoted by CNN said McEntee was sacked because he is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes.

The firing came moments after The Washington Post broke the news that Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He was one of the president's longest serving aides and the entire family loves him. His responsibilities consisted of having markers for Trump to sign autographs, delivering messages to the residence and ensuring the clocks in the White House residence were adjusted for daylight-savings.

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McEntee, who went by Johnny as UConn's starting quarterback in 2011, was working at Fox News after graduation when he joined Trump's campaign as a volunteer and quickly got hired to a full-time position in August 2015.

"It's not going to be great for morale", an official said. "We need the help of porven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country". Neither the White House nor the Trump campaign replied to a request for comment.

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