Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has withdrawn his name for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security, a job he said a month ago he had accepted, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “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,” said Clarke adviser Craig Peterson.
Trump met with Clarke during a stop in Milwaukee last week, when they talked about alternative roles for Clarke. Clarke had said he would work in the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments. When Clarke put out the news of his appointment on his own last month, it quickly drew a rebuke in an agency tweet that said “no such announcement” had been made