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

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

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

On the day that it was announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been ousted by President Donald Trump, it was also reported that Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee had been escorted from the White House after he was sacked Monday over an "unspecified security issue".

After serving as trip director for the campaign McEntee was brought into the White House as Trump's personal assistant, where he earned $115,000 a year.

News of McEntee's firing - which occurred on Monday - broke on Tuesday morning.

McEntee escorted from the White House on Monday, three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. Kelly said last summer that "he realized a large number of staffers still held interim clearances after more than seven months in the administration".

It's impossible to speculate what kind of potential financial crimes jettisoned McEntee from the White House, but they must be pretty serious if the Department of Homeland Security is running point on the investigation.

McEntee's departure was overshadowed by the news that Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. Prior to that, it was mostly the president's family that surrounded him, along with Stephen Miller, Dan Scavino and Hope Hicks.

Also Tuesday, the Trump campaign announced that Katrina Pierson, who served as the campaign's 2016 national spokeswoman, will rejoin the effort as a senior adviser.

"It's not going to be great for morale", an official said.

"I bought into the message", McEntee, a California native, told Bloomberg at the time of his decision to join Trump. "We need the help of porven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to comment saying, "We don't comment on personnel issues".

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