DHS Implies Sheriff Clarke Appointment Not Confirmed

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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The Department of Homeland Security’s official twitter account cast doubt Wednesday on reports that Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke will join the Trump administration as an assistant secretary.

Clarke announced his selection in a Wisconsin radio interview Wednesday, saying he was being appointed an Assistant Secretary within the Office of Partnership and Engagement.

“The position mentioned is a secretarial appointment. Such senior positions are announced by the Department when made official by the secretary,” DHS spokeswoman Jenny Burke told Politico. She continued, “No such announcement with regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made.”

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