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

White House Personal Aide to the President John Mc Entee and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino leave the White House on Nov. 29 2017 in Washington DC

Lost in the chaos of Rex Tillerson's unceremonious firing via Twitter today was a close Trump aide getting expelled from the White House "without being allowed to collect his belongings". 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.

It was a windy winter's day in Washington DC with temperatures in the low 40s on Monday when President Donald Trump's long-time body-man was abruptly fired over "an unspecified security issue" and escorted off White House property so quickly that he didn't even have time to grab his jacket, according to a new report. He indicated to his colleagues it may have been about his background check.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly implemented "a stricter security-clearance policy" when he took over the role. A star high school quarterback, he worked at Fox News as part of their social media team before quitting to volunteer with the Trump campaign. Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn left recently amid internal debate over Trump's plans for tariffs.

McEntee joined Trump's campaign in 2015 and remained a strong figure next to the president.

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

They won't be completely without him. Neither the White House nor the Trump campaign replied to a request for comment.

But the faithful Trump aide didn't go far as he was immediately hired by the President's reelection campaign team.

"We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country, " campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.

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