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Tue Sep 5, 2017, 05:07 PM

Sheriff Clarke Was In Talks for a Trump White House Job--Then John Kelly Killed It

File this under "Everything Trump Touches Dies"

http://www.thedailybeast.com/sheriff-clarke-was-in-talks-for-a-trump-white-house-jobthen-john-kelly-killed-it

Officials in the West Wing tell The Daily Beast that Clarke had been in consideration for a White House post over the past seven weeks. But on Tuesday, the controversial former Milwaukee County lawman signed on with an outside group instead. He will serve as a spokesman and “senior adviser” for the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.

Four sources working in and close to the Trump White House said his failure to land a gig in the West Wing or at the Department of Homeland Security, where Clarke unsuccessfully sought a job earlier this year, was in large part the result of opposition from White House chief of staff John Kelly. Kelly led DHS until late July.

Though Clarke had been discussed for a possible White House communications or outreach role, Kelly’s position as chief of staff made the arrangement a “non-starter,” as one senior White House official put it. Earlier this year, while serving as DHS Secretary, Kelly had informed Clarke that an appointment to that department would not happen in part due to scandal surrounding the treatment of inmates in Clarke’s jail, and the ensuing negative media attention. According to two sources familiar with the discussions, this led to Clarke formally “rescinding” his intention to join the Trump administration in mid-June.

Clarke’s continued absence from the Trump administration is a further indication of Kelly’s attempts to limit the impact of fringe elements in the upper echelons of President Trump’s staff. At DHS, Kelly had personally shot down an idea, supported by some officials in the Trump White House, to have immigration ultra-hardliner Kris Kobach as deputy secretary of homeland security. As chief of staff, Kelly had ousted the former comms director Anthony Scaramucci, and curtailed access for close Trump advisers such as Omarosa Manigault.

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Reply Sheriff Clarke Was In Talks for a Trump White House Job--Then John Kelly Killed It (Original post)
Snarkoleptic Sep 2017 OP
BigmanPigman Sep 2017 #1
Snarkoleptic Sep 2017 #3
louis-t Sep 2017 #2
ProudLib72 Sep 2017 #4
FiveGoodMen Sep 2017 #10
longship Sep 2017 #5
A HERETIC I AM Sep 2017 #6
longship Sep 2017 #7
Initech Sep 2017 #9
Initech Sep 2017 #8
HAB911 Sep 2017 #11

Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 05:10 PM

1. When will Miller hit the ROAD? He is behind the DACA decision.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 05:18 PM

3. I do nazi that happening any time soon.

Seems Miller is Trump's firewall and he's fighting Kelly on this one.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 05:14 PM

2. Omarosa is useless.

Except she feeds dumbshit's ego.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 05:23 PM

4. Continued frustration for the orange maggot

"But, but, but, Kelly, these are MY peeps!"

And that is a huge problem. He just does not understand that these people are extremists. He thinks of them as "good" people. If left to his own devices, he'd fill all the vacancies with these turds and watch as the government implodes. Then he'd blame it all on liberals obstructing his agenda. HE SIMPLY DOES NOT GET IT!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 6, 2017, 02:24 PM

10. He really doesn't get it, but...

We'd never have him to deal with except for the many, many 'Mercins who also don't get it (or who just prefer a fascist outlook).

Trump won't be there forever -- though long enough to wreck a lot -- but his followers will be voting for the same awful shit in every election.

That's why we have Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and every other piece of crap -- and that's being kind, I think -- in the GOP.

Apart from hacking, gerrymandering, and other shenanigans, this national disease of racism, authoritarianism, and evangelical 'Christianity' needs to be cured.

I don't know how we do that, but nothing else will suffice.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 06:40 PM

5. One can only hope that Clarke's new job allows him to keep his flair.

I've got an idea of a place he can work.

It seems that there is an opening. I think he'll fit right in; with his love of flair and all.

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Response to longship (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 06:56 PM

6. The problem is, Clarke would walk in there,....

Think he can take control and make the new minimum 59 pieces of flair

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 06:59 PM

7. Now that would be interesting to see.

I hope he goes for it.

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Response to longship (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 07:59 PM

9. He'd be the guy going "We need to talk about your flair!""

"I'm not seeing enough pieces!"

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Tue Sep 5, 2017, 07:56 PM

8. George Carlin was right - it's a big club and we're not in it.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Wed Sep 6, 2017, 02:27 PM

11. Kind of hard to believe that General Kelly (four real stars)

wasn't impressed with this guy's uniform



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