DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

Malcolm Fuller
May 22, 2017

"I'm on to him folks", Clarke said.

The sheriff used almost identical language from sources without properly attributing passages 47 times in his thesis on security, CNN's investigative KFile reported Saturday.

Other sources Clarke lifted words from include: the 9/11 Commission Report, a 2011 article in the Homeland Security Affairs journal, the Pew Research Center, a 2012 report by the Constitution Project, a 2003 report by the US General Accounting Office, a 2011 Brennan Center report, a 2013 Washington Post article about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons, a textbook by Nadav Morag, and Safe Cities Project, a research paper published by the Manhattan Institute.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, the firebrand Fox News commentator reportedly tapped for a senior post at the Department of Homeland Security, may have plagiarized nearly 50 sections of his master's thesis, a new analysis shows.

On Saturday night, Clarke denied the plagiarism charges, telling the Journal Sentinel, "only someone with a political agenda would say this is plagiarism".

A strong conservative who runs for office as a Democrat, Clarke rose to prominence past year with vocal support for the Trump presidential campaign.

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The Naval school is reportedly reviewing the claims made in KFile's article. "I'd want to give anybody who's accepted a position in the administration a fair hearing, and I'd want to actually get the information, which I don't have".

'This CNN hack KFile oppo research MO is to accuse plagiarism.

Clarke added in a separate tweet that Kaczynski is a "sleaze bag". Rand Paul and former Trump aide Monica Crowley, were frivolous.

Clarke has become a star in the conservative movement nationwide and was one of President Donald Trump's strongest supporters.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke faces a new investigation after accusations that the controversial sheriff plagiarized portions of his 2013 master's thesis.

Fans of the sheriff, who shot to controversy by describing Black Lives Matter protest groups as blood thirsty and hateful, poked fun at CNN's coverage of his college report. This on top of criticism of his management of a Milwaukee County Jail where, according to prosecutors, an inmate died of dehydration after being deprived of water for a week. And in March, the Associated Press reported that four people - including a newborn baby - died at the jail within a six-month period a year ago.

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