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

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

He also had issues with his security clearance.

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. WSJ wrote that the aide "indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background".

Other reports indicate an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security "for serious financial crimes" that "are not related to the President" led to McEntee's firing.

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.

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News of McEntee's departure, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, came shortly after Trump tweeted that he would be replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. It also comes after communications director Hope Hicks and economic advisor Gary Cohn left their posts.

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

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.

According to Paris Dennard, a Republican operative and close ally to Trump, McEntee will now rejoin the campaign team along with Katrina Pierson. Not long after his reported ousting, Trump's reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, announced that McEntee had been hired to join the president's 2020 team.

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