President Donald Trump's personal assistant John McEntee was abruptly escorted out of the White House on Monday night - and now a new report from CNN claims that he was ousted due to an investigation into what may be "serious financial crimes".
Senior administration officals told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that McEntee was escorted out of the White House on Monday.More news: Baystate Wealth Management LLC Purchases 300 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)
After the eleciton, McEntee remained close to the president in the White House as his body man. He joined the Trump campaign early on when aides were scarcely more than Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and current senior adviser-though his security clearance was recently downgraded-and Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director who announced she would resign two weeks ago.
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.More news: University staff reject union deal on pensions
McEntee, 27, walked on at UConn and was the Huskies' starting quarterback in 2011, leading the team to a 5-7 record. The video, which you can see at the top of this page, has been viewed more than seven million times.
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.More news: Ryan Giggs makes Manchester United claim ahead of Sevilla Champions League clash
McEntee, though, will continue to work for Trump. Mr. McEntee didn't return a call seeking comment.