Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. (MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

After a media outlet reported on plagiarism in his master’s degree thesis paper, Sheriff David Clarke is unsure of his standing with the Trump administration and whether or not he will actually get that job with the Department of Homeland Security that he’s been bragging about recently.

It’s amazing that with all the people dying in his jails, including an infant, this is what gets him up out of here?

From my post on The Root:

On Saturday, CNN reported that there were 47 instances of direct quotes without quotation marks in Clarke’s 2013 thesis. According to Talking Points Memo, Clarke believes that the report is an attempt to intimidate him and undermine the Trump administration’s confidence in him.

He called CNN’s reporting “a political smear” and said, “They’re saying certain words and phrases I should have put quotation marks around. OK, all right, fine,” during an appearance on The Sid and Bernie Show on Tuesday morning, according to TPM.

“This is designed to intimidate me,” Clarke said. “It’s designed to try and weaken the confidence that President [Donald] Trump has in me, that Secretary [John] Kelly has in me.”

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