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.”
A source tells CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that “McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes,” although the source also emphasizes that these potential crimes are “not Trump related.”
NEWS: Johnny McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, a source familiar with his firing tells CNN.
This source says the charges are not Trump related.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 13, 2018
News of McEntee’s firing — which occurred on Monday — broke on Tuesday morning. According to the Wall Street Journal, McEntee was escorted out of the White House and was not even allowed to gather his belongings.
Even though McEntee is reportedly being under investigation for financial crimes, the Trump presidential campaign announced on Tuesday morning that it would hire him to help with the president’s reelection efforts in 2020.