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John McEntee, longtime Trump aide, fired over security clearance issue

CNN logo CNN 3/13/2018 By Jeremy Diamond, Jeff Zeleny and Kaitlan Collins, CNN
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President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday, three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

Two sources said McEntee was pushed out because of issues with his security clearance, making him the latest aide to be forced out because of difficulties obtaining a permanent security clearance.

The Wall Street Journal first reported his exit.

Minutes later, the Trump campaign announced McEntee would be joining the reelection effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.


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