When it was reported that David Clarke resigned his position as sheriff of Milwaukee County, news outlets reported that he had a job lined up in the White House, courtesy of President Trump. But thanks to the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Clarke will have to settle for a role in a pro-Trump super PAC, according to The Daily Beast.
Inside sources tell the Beast that Clarke was being considered for a White House post these last several weeks before ultimately signing on with the super-PAC after his job prospects were killed by Kelly, who’s limit to limit fringe factors inside the Trump administration.
Clarke’s consideration for a communications or “outreach” role in the White House was deemed a “non-starter” by Kelly.
Kind of hard to believe that General Kelly (four real stars) wasn't impressed with this guy's uniform pic.twitter.com/WV6L5f7rH2
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) September 5, 2017
From The Daily Beast:
Earlier this year, while serving as DHS Secretary, Kelly had informed Clarke that an appointment to that department would not happen in part due to scandal surrounding the treatment of inmates in Clarke’s jail, and the ensuing negative media attention. According to two sources familiar with the discussions, this led to Clarke formally “rescinding” his intention to join the Trump administration in mid-June.
Clarke’s tenure as sheriff affiliation with Trump’s campaign was fueled with controversy after abhorrent conditions in his jail were revealed to the press. While he was being considered for the White House job, Clarke was sued by the family of a man who died in his jail due to dehydration after being deprived of water for seven days. He’s also currently facing a lawsuit from a woman whose baby died while she was eight months pregnant while in Clarke’s custody.
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