Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

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Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

A month has passed since Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke announced he would be leaving office for a job in President Donald Trump's administration, and nothing has changed.

Sheriff David Clarke is no longer taking a job at the Department of Homeland Security, his adviser says. According to Peterson's statement, Clarke said he "is 100 percent committed" to Trump's success and that he "believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the President's agenda in a more aggressive role".

Now he can add a job withdrawal merit badge to that ridiculous uniform he wears. He was to serve as a liaison between DHS and local and state law enforcement agencies.

The Washington Post says one of the sheriff's advisors confirmed that action to a reporter late Saturday afternoon.

Clarke, a vocal Trump supporter, has been sheriff since March 2002.

Clarke was expected to start at the end of June.

Clarke called the storm over the jail deaths a "manufactured issue". Most infamously, one mentally ill inmate died after being denied water for days.

In addition, testimony was taken this month from a 19-year-old woman who sued Milwaukee County, alleging she was raped multiple times in the jail by a guard in 2013 and was later shackled to her hospital bed while she gave birth. Clarke's thesis is being reviewed by the school, and Clarke has fired back by calling CNN's Andrew Kaczynski a "2-bit college dropout."

Clarke has also been criticized for his track record as Milwaukee County Sheriff.

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

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