As we told you last night, there’s some confusion out there if Sheriff David Clarke has been offered a position with the Department of Homeland Security. In summary, Clarke says he has while the DHS says “no such announcement has been made.”
Sr. positions are announced when made official by the Sec. No such announcement w/ regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made.
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) May 17, 2017
Well, does this count as confirmation that Clarke’s been hired? Here’s White House staffer Sebastian Gorka welcoming the sheriff to the “A Team”:
The newest member of @realDonaldTrump's A Team:
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) May 18, 2017
So, has he been hired or what?
Meanwhile, former DHS officials under President Obama aren’t happy with the news, if it’s true:
For those of you I'm just meeting, Clarke is taking my old position under Obama. I am floored. And feel for my career staff. https://t.co/DXa2mujlg5
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) May 17, 2017
— Phil McNamara (@philindc) May 17, 2017
And there’s no response from the “A Team”:
To be continued.
UPDATE: DHS casts some doubt on Sheriff Clarke's claim that they hired him https://t.co/wfhsX3HjSx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 17, 2017