Six White House staffers fired after failing background check
The White House dismissed six aides on Thursday after the staffers failed FBI background checks. Some of the aides were physically “walked out of the building by security” a day earlier.
Those affected had failed the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions used to determine whether a government employee is eligible for a security clearance. The test takes into consideration a person’s credit score, substance use and various personal subjects.
Caroline Wiles was among the six escorted off the property. Wiles worked as Trump’s scheduling director and is the daughter of Susan Wiles, who managed Trump’s Florida campaign.
Wiles had resigned on Friday before the results of the test were released. She had worked s deputy assistant secretary during the transition period. Sources told Politico she is going to work for the Treasury Department in light of her inability to return to the White House.