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This Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff Says He Has A New Job At The Department Of Homeland Security

This Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff Says He Has A New Job At The Department Of Homeland Security

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. — the controversial and conservative Milwaukee county sheriff who is a staunch supporter of President Trump — said Wednesday he's accepted a position as assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.But not long after Clarke made his remarks to a local radio station, Department of Homeland Security aides seemed to contradict him and suggest nothing is official yet."No such announcement with regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made," a spokesperson for the DHS said to BuzzFeed News in regards to Clarke's remarks. "The position mentioned is a Secretarial appointment. Such senior positions are announced by the Department when made official by the Secretary."The official DHS twitter account also echoed this statement on Wednesday afte
Here's Every State Department Cable About Trump From The Six Years Before His Election

Here's Every State Department Cable About Trump From The Six Years Before His Election

Newly released US State Department cables indicate that Donald Trump, a self-styled political outsider, was a ghost on the international diplomatic stage as well in the years before he became the most powerful man in the world.In response to a Freedom of Information Act request for mentions of Trump from January 2010 to early June 2016, a month before he clinched the Republican nomination, the State Department said it discovered a total of just 16 relevant communiques from its embassies or consulates abroad — and 11 of those were translations of public German media reports about the 2016 U.S. election.During a similar period prior to the 2008 election, then-Sen. Barack Obama’s name came up 145 times and the name of his opponent, Sen. John McCain, appeared 139 times in
Justice Department Sends Mixed Messages In Continued Fight To Defend Trump's Travel Order

Justice Department Sends Mixed Messages In Continued Fight To Defend Trump's Travel Order

WASHINGTON — Nearly a week after a federal district court in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s 90-day travel ban for people coming from six majority-Muslim nations, the Justice Department presented a mixed message to the federal appeals court about what it wants next for the case.The Justice Department told the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday that it will be asking the court to put on hold the lower court ruling against part of President Trump’s second attempt at the travel-related executive order while the government appeals the decision.In the same filing, though, the department recommends that the court not rule on the department’s coming request for at least two weeks.The Justice Department lays out
Trump Appointee Who Tweeted About "Some Muslim Piece Of Shit" Is Out From Energy Department

Trump Appointee Who Tweeted About "Some Muslim Piece Of Shit" Is Out From Energy Department

A massage therapist and former Donald Trump campaign operative with a history of making disparaging remarks about Muslims on Twitter is no longer employed with the Department of Energy, following a BuzzFeed News inquiry, and a story from Greentech Media, about his tweets and status,A department spokesperson told BuzzFeed News his employment at the agency ended on Friday.According to two employees at the nuclear weapons agency, who asked to remain anonymous, Sid Bowdidge, 60, began working at the department following President Trump’s inauguration. An internal department database identified the New Hampshire Trump campaign worker as “assistant to the secretary,” a nebulous title given to political appointees at varied levels of responsibility. Though such