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White House dismisses 6 over failed background checks

Original story at POLITICO• 158 mentions • 8 months ago

Several White House staffers were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks, according to sources familiar with the matter. Six aides were "walked out of the building by security" on Wednesday after not passing the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions for security clearance. Among those whose White House posts were revoked was President Donald Trump’s director of scheduling, Caroline Wiles, the daughter of Susan Wiles, Trump’s Florida campaign manager and former chief of staff to Governor Rick Scott. Wiles was appointed deputy assistant secretary before the inauguration in January. Two sources close to Wiles said she will ...