White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation

White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation

John McEntee, the former UConn quarterback whose trick shot video became a viral sensation in 2011, was sacked from his job as personal assistant to President Donald Trump on Monday, according to multiple reports.

McEntee was escorted out of the White House on Monday without being allowed to collect his belongings, including his jacket, The Journal reported.

Senior administration officals told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that McEntee was escorted out of the White House on Monday. WSJ wrote that the aide "indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background". White House chief of staff John Kelly has come under fire for his handling of clearances as dozens of staffers had yet to be approved for permanent clearance as of February. CNN added more specifically that McEntee is "currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes".

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.

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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. Neither the White House nor the Trump campaign replied to a request for comment.

John McEntee and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino leave the White House with President Donald Trump Nov. 29, 2017 in Washington.more +.

McEntee formerly worked as a production assistant at Fox News, according to financial disclosure records.

Katrina Pierson, who served as the National Spokesperson in 2016, will re-join the Trump Campaign as a Senior Advisor. "We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".

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