Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who this week announced he will be joining Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, plagiarized sections of his 2013 master's thesis on US security, a CNN KFile review has found.
Clarke, a visible surrogate for Trump during the campaign known for his incendiary rhetoric, earned a master's degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. In his thesis, "Making U.S. security and privacy rights compatible," Clarke failed to properly attribute his sources at least 47 times. (our emphasis)47 times? Pssh! A minor oversight!
It seems Clarke has joined other Rump associates and family members in the plagiarist Hall of Shame, including Rump's wife Melania (stealing from Michelle Obama) and would- be NSC staffer Monica Crowley, who was also exposed by Andrew Kaczynski. Whether he'll be joining the DHS is now another matter altogether. Sad!
BONUS: Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog thinks Clarke has a good chance of surviving this.
(Photo: Clarke ridin' his horsey in Milwaukee's high plains country.)