The bombshell firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson comes amid another shakeup in the West Wing involving President Donald Trump's personal aide (his body man) John McEntee, who was escorted from the White House Monday, sources told ABC News.
What is it with these people and alleged links to "serious financial crimes"? He indicated to his colleagues it may have been about his background check.
President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee was sacked because he is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, a source familiar with his firing told CNN.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly implemented "a stricter security-clearance policy" when he took over the role. It also comes after communications director Hope Hicks and economic advisor Gary Cohn left their posts. "He made sure Mr. Trump had markers to sign autographs, delivered messages to him in the White House residence and, over the weekend, ensured that the clocks in the White House residence were adjusted for daylight-saving time".
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.
According to Paris Dennard, a Republican operative and close ally to Trump, McEntee will now rejoin the campaign team along with Katrina Pierson.
"As we build out our operations for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 reelection campaign, we are pleased to welcome back two outstanding members of our 2016 team", the campaign's manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.