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Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

19 June 2017
Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

Clarke and President Trump had a sit-down last Tuesday in Wisconsin, during which "they discussed other roles in which Clarke could support Trump", the Post added, which could be in or outside of government.

At least publicly, the job had never been offered. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Clarke spoke of his support for Trump's executive orders on immigration. He was to serve as a liaison between DHS and local and state law enforcement agencies.

Clarke, Jr. has withdrawn his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security, an adviser to Clarke confirmed to The Washington Post on Saturday. Agency spokeswoman Jenny Burke repeated the language of the tweet nearly word for word Friday. To be fair, Clarke's claim that he was up for a DHS position came entirely from him and his own camp. The job would have been based out of the DHS Office of Partnership and Engagement. The ardent President Trump surrogate initially said he was slated to start in late June. Most infamously, one mentally ill inmate died after being denied water for days.

The jury's findings were advisory and it is up to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm to decide whether to charge anyone.

A representative for Clarke did not return CNN's request for comment.

Clarke has also faced longtime criticism over the conditions at the Milwaukee County Jail, which he oversees. Clarke had deputies escort the man out of the airport.

A review by CNN's KFILE found that Clarke plagiarized sections of his 2013 master's thesis on USA security, failing to correctly attribute his sources at least 47 times.