February 6, 2023

The FBI just opened an investigation into one of America’s most hated Trump-loving sheriffs

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A federal court reporter for The Detroit News just stumbled across a major scoop about former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke by investigating FBI search warrants.


According to an extensive Twitter thread by Robert Snell, Clarke, a major supporter of President Trump and one-time nominee for the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Partnership and Engagement in the Trump administration, is now under investigation for violations of two federal laws, Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law and Conspiracy of Rights.

The investigation was motivated by an incident that took place at Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee after a man named Dan Black looked at Sheriff Clarke the wrong way during a flight from Dallas that they were both booked on last January.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the incident back in May in an article with the headline “Sheriff Clarke directed staff to hassle plane passenger after brief exchange” that details the story of how Black was “detained, interviewed and escorted out of Mitchell International Airport on Jan. 15” by a half-dozen deputies after Black had passed the Sheriff while boarding the plane, stopped to ask if he was indeed Sheriff Clarke, and then shook his head and walked away to his assigned seat.

Sheriff Clarke, while fond of accusing people with liberal sympathies “snowflakes,” must have been feeling particularly vulnerable himself that day, since, according to the FBI search warrant affidavit, he immediately texted his office and requested that they meet his flight and detain Black for a “field interview.” Snell provides an excerpt from the affidavit with an example of Clarke’s texts to his deputies that day.

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Apparently, Clarke is under the impression that asking him his name and having a negative reaction to his reputation somehow constitutes grounds for questioning. Luckily, Congress has passed laws that fit this situation perfectly, and Clarke is not on the right side of those laws.

In response to a complaint filed by Black against the Sheriff, the FBI applied for a warrant to search Clarke’s email account to look for any contact he may have had with his deputies beyond what was found in his text messages. The affidavit reveals evidence that Clarke emailed his deputies and asked them to post “memes and messages”, including a post calling Black a “snowflake,” on the official Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

The final outcome of the investigation has yet to be revealed, but the evidence already available in the FBI affidavit is pretty damning, including the fact that Clarke’s email address is dclarke.cowboy@gmail.com.

We’re not sure if that address is still valid for the cowboy-hatted sheriff, but you could always drop him a line to see if it still works. Tell him you got his address from the FBI and that Dan Black says hi.

Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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