White House military personnel reassigned after ‘incident’ on Trump’s Asia trip: report

Multiple military personnel have been removed from their positions in the White House after allegedly having improper contact with foreign women during President Trump’s recent trip to Asia, according to a new report.

The Washington Post reports that three staffers, who belonged to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), are being investigated for allegedly breaking curfew during Trump’s stop in Vietnam.

“We are aware of the incident, and it is currently under investigation,” Department of Defense spokesman Mark Wright told the newspaper.


The WHCA is made up of former military service personnel and provides the president and other top administration officials with communications support.

The Washington Post reports the service members could lose their security clearances or face a court-martial if found guilty of the improper contact.

In August, U.S. Army soldiers on Vice President Pence’s communications team were reassigned for violating curfew restrictions during Pence’s trip to Panama.

The soldiers reportedly brought women back to their hotel rooms and didn’t register the women when they brought them into the building, U.S. defense officials said at the time.

The soldiers were subsequently brought back to the United States and removed from the White House detail.