Trump Campaign Hires Ex-Aide Under Investigation for 'Serious Financial Crimes'

Trump Campaign Hires Ex-Aide Under Investigation for 'Serious Financial Crimes'

Trump Campaign Hires Ex-Aide Under Investigation for 'Serious Financial Crimes'

President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee has been fired and is now under investigation by Homeland Security for financial crimes, according to reports.

On Tuesday, Trump's 2020 campaign announced that McEntee will join the effort as a senior advisor.

President Donald Trump is culling the ranks again. He was soon hired to a full-time position.

McEntee was one of few aides who did not have their access to the President limited when John Kelly became the chief of staff last fall.

He made headlines during Trump's May visit to Saudi Arabia as the "man in red tie".

Hope Hicks, the outgoing White House communications director for Mr Trump, also recently announced her departure.

House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has requested the White House hand over documents related to the firing of President Donald Trump's personal assistant Tuesday. This time, amid the tumult of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's departure, was the abrupt firing of a less public figure: Trump's personal assistant John McEntee.

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.

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.

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.

The White House declined to comment. Cummings also asked for documents related to White House employees who have been granted interim security clearances since the 2016 election and documents related to any White House official who has resigned or was sacked over a criminal investigation or failure to obtain a security clearance. "We need the help of porven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".

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