Longtime Trump aide fired over financial crime investigation

According to the Wall Street Journal, McEntee was escorted out of the White House and was not even allowed to gather his belongings.

John McEntee was unceremoniously removed from his position because the Department of Homeland Security is investigating him for "serious financial crimes", CNN reported, citing an unidentified source familiar with his termination.

Trump's White House has seen a rash of exits recently.

President Donald Trump's personal aide is leaving the White House and will rejoin his campaign.

In what now serves as a sort of time capsule of 2011, McEntee spent the video spanning the UConn campus, hitting various trick shots while M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" and MGMT's "Kids" blared in the background.

McEntee managed to keep a low profile in a campaign and White House often embroiled in controversy.

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But inside the West Wing, McEntee was a common presence, serving as Trump's body man. Hope Hicks, the director of communications, has announced she is leaving in the coming days.

"With Keith's departure, Johnny is clearly playing a larger role". A White House spokesman declined to comment on McEntee's firing.

His swift departure comes amid a series of security clearance issues in the White House. On Tuesday morning, the Trump reelection campaign announced that McEntee had just been hired as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

"As we build out our operations for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 re-election campaign, we are pleased to welcome back two outstanding members of our 2016 team", Mr Parscale said on Tuesday.

Both Pierson and Parscale previously worked at America First Policies, a nonprofit promoting Trump's agenda.

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