Trump personal aide fired, escorted out without coat

Trump personal aide fired, escorted out without coat

Both the New York Times and Journal could not say why McEntee's security clearance had been revoked.

Though McEntee traveled alongside Trump, his profile was relatively low compared to other aides with similar tenure, like senior adviser Stephen Miller or the White House's director of social media Dan Scavino.

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. In particular, WSJ indicated there was an issue with his security clearance. Kelly said last summer that "he realized a large number of staffers still held interim clearances after more than seven months in the administration".

A source tells CNN's Kaitlan Collins that "McEntee was sacked because he is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes", although the source also emphasizes that these potential crimes are "not Trump related". McEntee joined the president's small team three years ago during the earliest days of the campaign.

McEntee is the latest in a series of departures by West Wing officials, including communications director Hope Hicks and staff secretary Rob Porter.

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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 +.

They won't be completely without him.

After graduating, McEntee took a job with Fox News as a production assistant.

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.

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