“Late Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly that he had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer to join DHS as an assistant secretary,” said Craig Peterson, an adviser to Clarke. “Sheriff Clarke is 100 percent 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.”
Clarke was expected to start in a role at DHS at the end of June, but according to one person close to the administration who is familiar with the situation, his appointment had been subject to significant delays that contributed to his withdrawal.
This happened after he was accused of plagiarism by the same guy who got Monica Crowley out of the administration, but we have no idea if that’s what happened here.
IN fact, his statement makes it sound like’s vying for something even more important. But on the other hand, he could be BSing…
OR, it could be that someone in the administration realized that Clarke might seize the spotlight from Trump and he got rid of him. Who knows?