Trump campaign "purges" Brad Parscale after hospitalization

Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, arrested and hospitalized earlier this week after reportedly threatening to harm himself, is being "purged" by the campaign, reports the Daily Beast. He's left his role as a senior advisor, and video in which he appears has disappeared from the campaign's website.

Since Tuesday, the campaign has removed a video of Parscale from the homepage of its "Army for Trump" election monitoring operation. It also deleted a page on the main campaign website featuring a video of Parscale and Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law and senior campaign adviser. The video of their discussion, billed as a Q&A on the state of the campaign, has also been removed from YouTube. Those deletions were first flagged on Twitter by the writer Jeryl Bier.

Moreover, he is reportedly co-operating with authorities and the "family is worried that he'll start talking," writes Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman.

Parscale's public meltdown happened while he is reportedly under investigation for stealing from the Trump campaign and the RNC. According to the source close to the campaign, the Trump family is worried that Parscale could turn on them and cooperate with law enforcement about possible campaign finance violations. "The family is worried Brad will start talking," the source said.

In response the Trump campaign's communications director, Tim Murtaugh, said: "It's utterly false. There is no investigation, no audit, and there never was."