Gambler: President Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, lost his White House job this week because an investigation found he was a frequent gambler whose habit posed a security risk, according to two people familiar with his departure.
A background investigation found that McEntee bet tens of thousands of dollars at a time, making him unsuitable for a sensitive position close to the president, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. There was no indication his gambling was illegal, but there was concern that the 27-year-old could be vulnerable to outside influence, the person said. #johnmcentee#gambling#gamble#gambler#donaldtrump#whitehouse#presidential#president#investigation#blackmail#dangerous#danger#news#nowopo
Trump personal aide John McEntee sacked, walked out of White House
The president’s long-time personal aide John McEntee has been fired by the White House, according to US media.
Mr McEntee, who served as an aide since early in the campaign, was reportedly escorted by security and was not permitted to collect his belongings.
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign announced on Tuesday Mr McEntee would join as a “senior adviser for campaign operations”. The announcement came on the same day Mr Trump fired his secretary of state.
Mr McEntee was fired amid a US Department of Homeland Security investigation against him for financial crimes, CBS News reports.
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Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday after being denied a security clearance over financial problems in his background, according to senior administration officials and people close to the former aide.
People close to #JohnMcEntee said problems related to online gambling and mishandling of his taxes prevented him from gaining the clearance necessary for the role. The Secret Service is investigating #McEntee for those issues, according to a law enforcement official. >>wow, that revolving door at the White House must be spinning out of control