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.
President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide, John McEntee, was sacked and escorted from the White House on Tuesday after it was revealed that he was under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes - but he was then immediately hired by the Trump re-election campaign.
The investigation is not related to Trump, the sources added.
President Donald Trump fired his longtime personal assistant, John McEntee, who is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for financial crimes. He was escorted off the White House grounds before he was allowed to collect his belongings, even leaving without his jacket, the Journal reported.
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John McEntee and John Kelly listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington.more +.
McEntee joined Trump's campaign in 2015 and remained a strong figure next to the president. He was a near-constant presence in the West Wing, and was one of a select group of staffers who were often summoned by the President to the White House residence.
According to the Wall Street Journal, two administration officials confirmed McEntee was canned, however, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment. McEntee's role was described as "body man", always staying by Trump's side.
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".