President Trump's Personal Assistant Is Leaving the White House

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is Trump's pick to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is Trump's pick to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary

A longtime personal aide to the president, McEntee was sacked from the White House on Monday over an investigation led by the Department of Homeland Security into "serious financial crimes", according to CNN.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, two administration officials confirmed McEntee was canned, however, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment. WSJ wrote that the aide "indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background".

Trump's White House has seen a rash of exits recently. CNN reports that McEntee is under investigation for "serious financial crimes" and is having issues with his security clearance, which at this point might be contagious enough in the White House these days to merit medical intervention. He nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over the role.

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

White House personal aide to the President John McEntee (L) and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino leave the White House with U.S. President Donald Trump November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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.

Trump's personal assistant - also known as a body man - McEntee accompanied the president nearly everywhere and had been an aide for him since early in the campaign. "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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