DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

Posted May 22, 2017

I'm on to him folks.

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, says it removed his thesis from its website Friday.

According to the report by CNN's KFILE, there are at least 47 instances in Clarke's 2013 thesis on national security where he failed to attribute his sources correctly.

Sources that CNN allege Clarke plagiarized include: the 9/11 Commission Report, a myriad of studies from the American Civil Liberties Union, reports from various think tanks and even former President George W. Bush's post-White House memoir "Decision Points".

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke - who last week claimed that he was appointed to be an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security - is denying allegations that he plagiarized content in his 2013 master's thesis, while calling the reporter who broke the story a "sleaze bag". The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Clarke said in an email to the paper, "Only someone with a political agenda would say this is plagiarism".

In what feels a bit like déjà vu, another individual reportedly set to join the Trump administration has been accused of plagiarism.

The Washington Examiner reported that Clarke stated in a tweet, before CNN's report even came out, that the author of the report, Andrew Kaczynski, was a "hack". In January she withdrew from consideration, after Politico and Kaczynski reported that she allegedly plagiarised parts of a PhD thesis and a 2012 book.

On top of managing a jail where people die brutally due to staff negligence or worse, Milwaukee Sheriff and possible soon-to-be assistant secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Davd Clarke Jr., can now add "plagiarist" to his sterling resume, a quality that the lying regime that may have just hired him will no doubt find attractive. I'm next. Did it to Rand Paul, Monica Crowley et al, ' he said.

Clarke campaigned for Trump during the 2016 election and has been one of his most prominent supporters since the election.

DHS appeared to push back on that claim shortly afterward, saying that "no such announcement" has been made with regard to the position in question. A law enforcement and immigration hardliner, he has been harshly critical of the Black Lives Matter movement.

This month, a Milwaukee jury recommended criminal charges against seven Milwaukee County jail staffers in the death of Thomas, but ignored Clarke. There have also been four deaths in Clarke's jail, including that of a baby.