White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation


John McEntee, the former UConn quarterback known for a video compilation of elaborate trick shots that has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube, has lost his White House job as President Donald Trump's body man, according to multiple reports.

According to CNN, McEntee was pushed out because of issues with his security clearance.

News of McEntee's firing - which occurred on Monday - broke on Tuesday morning. He was escorted off the White House grounds before he was allowed to collect his belongings, even leaving without his jacket, the Journal reported.

The Wall Street Journal reported the White House fired him over security issues. He indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background.

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He discovered "at least 35 officials" who "inappropriately" received top secret clearance.

A source quoted by CNN said McEntee was sacked because he is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes. He nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over the role.

"It was announced today by the Trump Campaign that John McEntee will re-join the team and serve as the new Senior Advisor for campaign operations based in D.C." he tweeted.

Trump's campaign hired him soon after he was sacked from his White House job.

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They won't be completely without him. He will join the Trump campaign instead.

McEntee, who joined the Trump campaign in its first months, is the latest of the President's longest-serving aides to leave or announce plans to leave the White House, following the resignation of White House communications direct Hope Hicks two weeks earlier.

The 2020 reelection campaign team includes newly appointed manager Brad Parscale, who ran the social media wing last time around. "We need the help of porven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".

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