The former personal assistant was removed due to trouble with his security clearance and is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, CNN reported Tuesday. 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". McEntee couldn't be reached for comment.
The Trump campaign also announced on Tuesday that McEntee would rejoin the team as a senior advisor for operations.
The campaign's decision underscores Trump's tolerance for - and often encouragement of - duelling centres of power around him.
The Wall Street Journal, which was the first to break the news of McEntee's ouster, reported that he was removed because of an "unspecified security issue", citing an unidentified White House official. A since-fired State Department employee said this morning that Tillerson found out he was sacked when he saw Trump's tweet. McEntee's role was described as "body man", always staying by Trump's side.
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The investigation is not related to Trump, the sources added. McEntee told fellow Trump aides that he had resigned.
Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has said in recent weeks that too many staff members were operating on interim security clearances because they could not pass Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks.
His exit follows another original Trump campaign aide.
Minutes after news of his departure broke, the Trump campaign announced McEntee would be joining the reelection effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations. "John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".