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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:40 PM

Sheriff David Clarke reverses acceptance of Homeland Security role:report

Source: The Hill

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has reportedly withdrawn from consideration for the role of deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, according to a new report.

An adviser to Clarke told The Washington Post that the sheriff had officially notified Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly late Friday that he had rescinded his acceptance.

Clarke told conservative radio host Vicki McKenna during an interview last month that he had accepted the role of deputy secretary of Homeland Security.

“I’m both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position by Secretary Kelly, working for the Trump administration,” he previously said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/338297-sheriff-david-clarke-reverses-acceptance-of-homeland-security

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Reply Sheriff David Clarke reverses acceptance of Homeland Security role:report (Original post)
n2doc Jun 17 OP
Leghorn21 Jun 17 #1
mountain grammy Jun 17 #7
Leghorn21 Jun 17 #11
Eyeball_Kid Jun 17 #2
erronis Jun 17 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 17 #18
Doug the Dem Jun 17 #3
gfwzig Jun 17 #4
nwduke Jun 17 #5
SkyDaddy7 Jun 17 #17
KeepItReal Jun 17 #6
H2O Man Jun 17 #8
Grassy Knoll Jun 17 #12
rpannier Jun 17 #9
Grassy Knoll Jun 17 #13
Sunlei Jun 17 #14
riversedge Jun 17 #20
dembotoz Jun 17 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 17 #16
Blue Idaho Jun 17 #19
riversedge Jun 17 #21
democrank Jun 18 #22
Gothmog Jun 18 #23
Turbineguy Jun 18 #24
onit2day Jun 18 #25
obamanut2012 Jun 19 #28
farmbo Jun 18 #26
obamanut2012 Jun 19 #27

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:47 PM

1. I'd swear the position was never officially offered to him? - oh, well, I just could not care

less what this murderer does. Granted, being charged with negligence, murder, sadistic behavior, etc etc would be MARVELOUS...followed by a long, luxurious sentence to a foul, hellish nightmare of a prison, of course...

But other than that, yeah, zero f*cks given here -

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:22 PM

7. I'd swear the same thing.

I've been following this story and never did see where he was officially appointed. He needs to be nowhere near any position of authority.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:20 PM

11. Yay!! That means we're not crazy, right? Or, if we are, we're crazy toGETHer!! - what I DO

remember, as do you, I have no doubt, was that like, the next day there was all this kerfuffle about his "19 pieces of flair" - ha ha ha, so funny!

Then the day after that, D'OH!: he was found to have plagiarized his masters thesis (or whatever that was)....and then the dumbass just disappeared pretty much, which worked just fine for US, right, grammy?!

Right!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:48 PM

2. The Handwriting is on the wall for Two-Scoops.

Because the presidency is one of such enormous power, getting rid of a crazy criminal like Trumpy will take a long time. I often wonder how often the general population considers that voting for a president is a very serious matter. As a nation, we seem to have forgotten all but the glitter and fizz. Putin may as well be waltzing into the White House with a tamborine. Trumpy is only useful to Putin as the person who can turn on the money spigot for Putin, already reputed to be the world's richest.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:56 PM

10. Good points, all. As a nation most of us doesn't know the difference between Putin and Poutine.

Most the drumpf voters couldn't place any country on the earth's sphere other than their own. And it'd be so large, so big,so bestest that there wouldn't be any room for those other places.

Isn't Putin just another advisor to the Drumpf royal family? Perhaps arch-duke of Russria. Maybe he has a little land-holdings somewhere and has nice pects.

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Response to erronis (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:29 PM

18. LOL, poutine !!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:01 PM

3. Can You BLAME Him?

Nobody wants to board a sinking ship!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:07 PM

4. I was supposed to be Pope before Bennie the Rat but I withdrew!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:09 PM

5. Was the offer fake?

Just like all the medals he wears!

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Response to nwduke (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:21 PM

17. +1000

I know, huh! I read a story about that & he is not right! Dude thinks he is far more important than he is. Didn't he get caught plagiarizing a paper for his Masters or something like that?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:21 PM

6. If they'd offered him a job & he accepted he wouldn't "withdraw from consideration"

He would be withdrawing his acceptance of a job offer.

Not taking his name out the candidate pool for an open position.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:24 PM

8. Isn't Clark really

a Dave Chappelle character?

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:41 PM

12. Clayton Bigsby




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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:54 PM

9. KInd of hard to turn down something never offered

At least, that's my take on it

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:48 PM

13. Fox News Scored Big When They Found A Black Sheriff....

..To Hate On Black Lives Matter, AND President Obama.

A Real Fuckin Gem.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:48 PM

14. I think Republicans make this kind of 'offer"as a hat tip for his brutality & murder of jail inmates

Clarke has been repeatedly accused of abusing detainees at the county jail.[41] Following the deaths of four inmates at the jail in six months, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation of the jail.[41] Milwaukee County chief medical examiner Brian Peterson accused Clarke of verbally harassing and threatening him in an October 2016 telephone conversation after Peterson's office made the mysterious deaths of two inmates at the jail earlier that year public.[41][42] According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Clarke also attracted attention for temper-related incidents: "He once berated a 911 dispatcher for not being professional, threatened to arrest the new House of Correction chief and called a sergeant a 'terrorist' and 'cancer' in a two-hour, expletive-filled rant".[42]

Death of Terrill Thomas[edit]

The Milwaukee County Jail turned the water off to inmate Terrill Thomas' cell, resulting in his death by dehydration on April 24, 2016. According to inmates, the water was turned off for six days and the staff refused to provide water to Thomas. On September 15, 2016, the Milwaukee medical examiner ruled Thomas's death a homicide.[43] Later that day Clarke's office sent out a press release which stated it would be "withholding employee internal investigations and will not be commenting on this matter until the completion of all [sic] investigative and review processes, and any resultant civil litigation."[44][45] Asked about the lawsuit in March 2017, Clarke said that he had no comment on the lawsuit but noted Thomas' criminal background.[46]

In May 2017, after hearing six days of testimony at an inquest, a Milwaukee County jury found probable cause that seven jail employees (two supervisors, five officers) had committed a crime—specifically, abuse of a resident of a penal facility—and recommended that charges be brought.[47]

lots more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Clarke_(sheriff)#House_of_Correction_and_detainee_abuse_controversies

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:30 PM

20. On the one hand, I wish he would leave my beloved Wisconsin, yet Clarke needs to face the music

back home. Four deaths in his jails as he ran around the country campaigning for Trump.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:14 PM

15. I just turned down the job to be starting quarterback for the green bay Packers

The offer letter must b in my email somewhere.
They expressed great faith in me even as I just celebrated my 64th birthday and my 40 time is best counted in minutes...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:20 PM

16. When you can't even get Clarke on board you are scraping the bottom of RWA barrel.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:41 PM

19. Fascist Powertripper...

I wonder what kind of skeletons are in his closet?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:41 PM

21. "Trump & Clarke met in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to Peterson, and they discussed other rol

Perhaps the Trumps decided they have had enough problems without adding this RW nutjob!! ???





https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/06/17/milwaukee-sheriff-david-clarke-rescinds-acceptance-of-homeland-security-post/?utm_term=.2a25cbbf4f00

.......................Clarke, a vocal supporter of Trump during the 2016 campaign, is also a controversial figure. He was accused of plagiarism, and has drawn scrutiny for conditions in his jails that left one mentally ill inmate dead.

Play Video 1:03
David Clarke proclaims 'blue lives matter' at Republican National Convention


Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke offered his support for police officers around the country during a speech on the opening day of the Republican National Convention July 18. (The Washington Post)

Trump and Clarke met in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to Peterson, and they discussed other roles in which Clarke could support Trump.

"The sheriff is reviewing options inside and outside of government," Peterson said. "Sheriff Clarke told Secretary Kelly he is very appreciative of the tremendous opportunity the secretary was offering, and expressed his support for the secretary and the agency."

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:14 AM

22. David Clarke is cut from the same rotten cloth as

former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio. They're both thugs.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:34 AM

23. This idiot was never offered a job in the first place

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:09 AM

24. Trump is probably too liberal for him.

He doesn't want congress to be mean? WTF?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 01:02 PM

25. Go back to the 1800's where you came from

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Response to onit2day (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:55 AM

28. You mean the 1940's

Most Wild West lawman were nothing at all like him.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 01:50 PM

26. Wanna bet he flunked his background check?

A Senior Apointee in a federal law enforcement agency would have to pass a Level III background investigation, requiring him to certify his finances and give the FBI (contractors) the authority to interview former co-workers and associates. Everything he submits has to be signed by him, under penalty of perjury.
Blowhards like Clarke don't usually fare well during this kind of process.
Just sayin'

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:54 AM

27. He would have been the most dangerous appointee, even more so than DeVos

Who right now is by far the most dangerous.

I can't see her taking a gun and just casually killing someone, but I can easily see him strolling down a line of kneeling people and just executing them.

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