WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump's personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said.
The charges are not related to the President, the source said. McEntee was sacked on Monday over unspecified security concerns, according to a new report. One official said he was dismissed due to an unspecified security issue.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to comment saying, "We don't comment on personnel issues". Lost in the chaos of Rex Tillerson's unceremonious firing via Twitter today was a close Trump aide getting expelled from the White House "without being allowed to collect his belongings".
"Mr. McEntee wasn't as well known as the others, but had been a constant presence at Mr. Trump's side for the past three years", the Journal reported.
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McEntee served as Trump's body man during the campaign and into the White House alongside the President's longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller, who left the White House last fall.
Reading between the lines a little bit, it sounds like McEntee scored a position that affords him as much access to the President of the United States as possible, but just outside the jurisdiction of the web of laws, rules, regulations, and norms that limit the scope of people who are eligible to work in federal government.
The Trump campaign released a statement soon after McEntee's firing from the White House announcing that McEntee will join its ranks, serving as a "senior advisor for campaign operations". ABC News has also previously reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wanted to see a list of remaining White House staffers with security clearance issues. "We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".