Washington Post reporter Abby Phillip posted a letter to Twitter on Friday allegedly from the Department of Homeland Security verifying that Sheriff David Clark Jr. had been offered a position with the agency, but she failed to obscure Clarke’s home address. Here’s a screenshot of the tweet with the address smudged out:
Maybe including his home address wasn’t the best idea…
But wait. Is this Clarke's address?
— ®Jonesing (@RJonesing) June 18, 2017
Cool! Can we pee on his lawn?
— Patricia F (@haleakela19) June 18, 2017
And this is a good question to ask:
What's the Post's policy on posting home addresses of political figures? Is this already public domain info?
— Nathan Kalmoe (@NathanKalmoe) June 18, 2017
If you recall, Clarke had a reporter arrested for visiting him at home in 2016:
— WISN 12 News (@WISN12News) October 17, 2016
One other thing that stands out in the letter is that “Sheriff” is spelled as “Sherriff” throughout:
This letter misspells the word "sheriff." https://t.co/Xg6kDbpx72
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 18, 2017
Our government at work:
I'm inclined to believe this letter is real because the Department of Homeland Security misspelled "sheriff". TWICE. https://t.co/ng5P5Wyeny
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) June 18, 2017
Phillip reported on Friday that Clarke told DHS that he would not be taking the job despite it being offered:
Clarke was offered an assistant secretary post, but withdrew on Friday. Talked to Trump in Milwaukee on Tuesday https://t.co/TjnVUhmGkK
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) June 17, 2017