On Sunday, Sheriff David Clarke announced that he no longer will be accepting his position in the Department of Homeland Security.
Clarke was offered a position as assistant secretary of the Office of Public Engagement in the Department of Homeland Security. In May, he declared that he would be leaving his job as a sheriff to join the Department of Homeland Security, but has since changed his mind.
Many now question why Clarke went back on his decision.
Clarke’s advisor, Craig J. Peterson, stated, “Sheriff Clarke is 100% committed to the success of President Trump, and believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the President’s agenda in a more aggressive role.”
“Last Tuesday Sheriff Clarke met with President Trump and discussed other roles where the Sheriff could be of greater assistance to the President, and the Country,” he added. “The Sheriff is reviewing options inside and outside of government.”
CNN reported that Clarke plagiarized in his master’s thesis which forced him to step down from the position. However, these accusations simply regarded a lack of citations in his work. Since Clarke was not charged with copying another’s work, some believe CNN is overstating its claims.
Clarke called CNN journalist Andrew Kaczynski a “sleezebag” on Twitter for reporting the story.
He also wrote, “This @CNN hack @KFILE oppo research MO is to accuse plagiarism. I’m next. Did it to Rand Paul, Monica Crowley et al.”
Kaczynski reported a similar plagiarism story which forced Fox News contributor Monica Crowley to forfeit her position in the Trump administration.
Furthermore, Clarke has taken heat for several deaths at prisons which he oversees. In one example, a mentally unstable man died from dehydration.
First reported by TheBlaze.