WH Chief Digital Officer, 5 Others Fired Over Background Check

Six White House staffers were escorted off the premises last week after reportedly failing to pass a FBI background check, Politico reported on Wednesday. Among the reportedly removed staffers was White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing, who previously led the Republican National Convention’s digital efforts. Additionally, Politico reported, Trump’s director of scheduling Caroline Wiles did not pass the background check and resigned on Friday. The background check on White House employees who cover national security issues, according to Politico, dives into the applicant’s credit score, past substance use, and other matters.