The New York Times reports that he had been responsible for shooing away "hangers-on" at Mar-a-Lago, and the Wall Street Journal details more tasks of great import that had been entrusted to his judicious care.
President Trump's personal assistant was let go on Monday - escorted from the White House without being allowed to get his coat, according to reports.
McEntee was escorted from the White House on Monday. WSJ wrote that the aide "indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background". White House chief of staff John Kelly has come under fire for his handling of clearances as dozens of staffers had yet to be approved for permanent clearance as of February.
He discovered "at least 35 officials" who "inappropriately" received top secret clearance.
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. It also comes after communications director Hope Hicks and economic advisor Gary Cohn left their posts. He will begin in his new position in the next few days. He nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over the role.
While these baleful-sounding troubles might be sufficient to disqualify the 27-year-old McEntee from public service, they also immediately netted him a new job in a organization where a history of alleged financial malfeasance is practically a prerequisite: the Donald Trump presidential reelection bid. He made sure Trump was prepared when he met with people, delivered messages to the president in the residence portion of the White House.
John McEntee and John Kelly listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington.more +.