Donald Trump’s staff took another hit this week as White House security were forced to escort six aides out of the building, because they failed background checks.
Among the ousted staffers was Caroline Wiles, Trump’s director of scheduling. Caroline is also the daughter of Susan Wiles, who ran Trump’s Florida campaign and previously served as Florida Governor Rick Scott’s chief of staff.
Despite not being allowed to work in the White House for security reasons, Caroline will now work under the administration in the Treasury Department. That’s reassuring.
You may remember that Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, brushed aside the need for background checks for Trump’s cabinet picks.
The SF86 form, or Questionnaire for National Security Positions for security clearance, is a fairly standard background check asking about driving records, drug use, credit score, and foreign travel. The White House declined to comment on the matter.