A longtime personal assistant to President Donald Trump, John McEntee, was fired this week because of an unspecified issue in his background.
McEntee was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two administration officials told the Wall Street Journal.
McEntee had worked for Trump since the beginning of his presidential campaign and was frequently by his side, making sure the presdient had what he needed and received messages.
Although McEntee wasn't allowed to collect his belongings before leaving, he reportedly indicated to colleagues that his termination was due to a background issue.
The Trump administration has been reevaluating the backgrounds and security clearances of many employees after a controversy in February surrounding former staff secretary Rob Porter. Porter resigned from his White House position after it was revealed he had been accused of domestic violence by his two ex-wives, accusations that had delayed the final approval of his security clearance.
Word of McEntee's firing comes shortly after the news broke that Trump was replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders refused to comment on McEntee, telling the Journal, "we don’t comment on personnel issues," and McEntee did not return a call seeking comment.
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