FBI Investigated David Clarke Over Plane Incident

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

Long after federal prosecutors decided not to pursue criminal charges against then-Sheriff Dave A. Clarke Jr. over his treatment of a fellow airline passenger, an FBI agent’s request to search Clarke’s private gmail account was filed in federal court late Thursday.

In a March 7 affidavit in support of a search warrant request, Special Agent Jennifer Walkowski lays out the well-publicized January encounter between Clarke and Dan Black, and the ensuing hassle Black was subjected to by deputies at Clarke’s direction in the January incident.

Walkowski asked that the warrant application be sealed since at the time the FBI investigation involvement wasn’t known to possible targets. It sought all email activity records for the dclarke.cowboy account from Jan.15 and forward. Black’s civil rights lawsuit against Clarke remains pending in federal court.

The Hill reports:

In a tweet on Saturday, Clarke accused the “lib media” of reporting a story from earlier in the year as current news, and provided a PDF of a letter from U.S. attorney Gregory Haanstad announcing that no criminal charges would be filed in the case.

“They found no wrongdoing, that case is closed,” Clarke told Fox News on Friday. “Here we are in December and they are trying to re-dig this story, re-hash it, with lies interwoven in between it to make it seem like this is something new.”

The application actually shows that a Milwaukee county investigation found it to be “credible” that Sheriff Clarke was “in excess of his lawful authority to direct his deputies to stop and question Black without legal justification.”

  • bkmn

    It would be a real shame if they found even more damning stuff during this investigation…


    • Treant

      What, that he’s nothing more than a talking bobblehead?

      I think we knew that already. 🙂

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        This is not news. Sorry.

        • Treant

          I know, I know, but it does bear repeating, doesn’t it? :-p

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            Yes, unfortunately. Sad!

    • Nowhereman

      Oh my gawd! So funny on so many levels.

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist

    He is, however, still under investigation by the FBI for the four people he murdered in his jail.

    • gaycuckhubby

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    • FAEN

      I can’t believe in this day and age prisons in this country are still so barbaric and that people die due to a lack of water.


      • David L. Caster

        It was actually a jail. A mere holding tank.

      • djpaulkraft

        In Texas, we have “for profit” privately owned prisons that have contracts with the State of Texas. Unless Texas keeps beds full, they have to pay prison owners penalties to ensure revenue flow. What could possibly go wrong??

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  • Joe in PA
  • William

    Aircraft are under federal jurisdiction. Clarke’s personal fiefdom rules do not apply.

  • SilasMarner

    This POS needs to go to jail, for a long, long time. Pref
    erably in the general population and let it be know he’s a disgraced cop to the thugs in there with him.

  • Taylor Bixler
    • Bluto
      • Taylor Bixler
        • LesbianTippingHabits

          Donald Trump is jealous of Kim Jong Un.

          Trump wants North Korean-style adulation.

          • Nowhereman

            He does. Can goose-stepping be next for our military?

          • Chris Baker

            Can the Marine Band march to spell out the letters T-R-U-M-P ?

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            Along with stadia full of people, chanting, “Hosanna in the Highest!”


        • David L. Caster

          And just as ridiculous.

        • Nowhereman

          I wonder if those guys feel silly wearing all that.

      • Nowhereman

        That was one of my favorite parts of that movie. I’ve worked for guys like that.

    • Nowhereman

      His fake medals make him look like a cartoon. I wonder if he ever puts them on in the same order or if he has his tunic dry cleaned with them on.

    • zhera

      And his e-mail account is called dclarke.cowboy

  • Bluto
  • another_steve

    One of Trump’s finest supporters.

  • gaycuckhubby

    So, someone was investigated by the FBI and subsequently cleared of wrongdoing and we want to make it a political talking point?

    At least we’re consistent

    • TominDC

      I didn’t dig too deep into the story when it happened because, like most people, I assumed he got his cop friends to intimidate some guy who was mean to him. But aren’t his text messages new information for the public?


    • Bambino

      It’s part of Putin scheme to uproot the law and order in the US. Turning the people against their own democratic establishment. MSM is bad, liberal is bad, diversity is bad, FBI is bad, CIA is bad and on and on. Sounds familiar? The same list the dotard, Fox news and the right wing sell out continue to spout on a consistent basis. Forget about basic human moral and decency nothing is worst than the liberals and democrats.

  • Ninja0980

    If you want an example of why open primaries are bad, look no further then this POS.
    Republican voters in his district would cross over to vote for him knowing that whoever won the Democratic primary would win the general.
    Hence he got elected again and again until Democrats in his district finally wised up in the last couple of years.
    Even if he hadn’t supported Trump, Democratic voters were going to give him the boot and he knew it.
    Here’s hoping karma will still visit him for what he did to inmates in his jails but good.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer
    • gaycuckhubby

      Really sad news 🙁

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I feel bad for her family. IIRC, she has a young daughter.

    • Max_1

      So tragic…

  • Cuberly Deux

    What is it with Trumpists and their inability to refrain from throwing Twitter tantrums.


    • Halou

      They are the snowiest snowflakes of them all.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Just looking at him, I’d say finding child porn on his computer has a greater than zero probability.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Like say, … probability = 1 ?
      (Note, not in percent.)

  • Taylor Bixler
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Cops need to stop acting like a gang on each other’s behalf, especially for a loon like Clarke.

      • DN

        Careful, now – if Stefanie hears you, she’ll come in here and bleat about her good-cop brother-in-law!

    • JAKvirginia

      “triggered authoritarian goon”. Memorable wordsmithing! Bravo!

    • Buford

      A highly-visible law enforcement official advocating for ‘the right to pre-empt a possible assault’ is an interesting scenario, especially considering the very real threat of innocent citizens being assaulted or shot by law enforcement officials these days.

      If a legally-armed citizen in a SYG state is minding their own business, and a cop engages them for no known reason, they have ‘the right to pre-empt a possible assault’…??

    • Nowhereman

      Funny that asking Sheriff Clarke if he is indeed Sheriff Clarke is considered “mean”…

  • Matt

    This POS needs an epic smackdown. Would LOVE to see him do some real hard time for all the misery he’s created for others.

  • JDS

    Uncle Tom David Clarke.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    If tackiness was a crime, he would be serving life.

    • MBear

      It is

  • HZ81

    Libtards are just jealous of his master flair game.

    • JCF


  • Tom Furgas

    Those fake medals, bought on eBay and elsewhere, just crack me up every time I see a picture of this deluded fool.

    • sisterfalconer

      So many pints of flair !!

    • Nowhereman

      Especially when he was trying to look all tuff and serious and then you notice that his medals are fake and may be for such every day things as making boom-boom in the potty.

  • billbear1961

    I said–I said this would happen!!!! And it’s why I believe all who are able to protest should be protesting! (Calling for that THIEF’S tax returns and other financial records, secure elections, moderates only appointed to the courts, the revocation of the tax scam, hands off the ACA and laws and regulations to protect the environment, full protection for Mueller and his team–all of this for starters, the bare minimum to be demanded!)

    DHS Is Making States Wait 9 Months Before Helping to Secure Their Voting Systems

    The Russians hacked at least 20 states prior to the 2016 election, mostly getting into the voter registration database rather than the actual voting machines. The goal of such hacking was undoubtedly to remove voters from heavily Democratic precincts, so as to prevent them from voting. Many states have realized this in retrospect, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security for help in securing their systems for the 2018 election. Such help is not forthcoming with any speed. More specifically, there is a 9-month waiting period before help arrives. Of course, that means any state asking for help now will get it just before the election, which will not leave any time to fix problems that are detected. Also, if it is detected that voters may have been deleted from the rolls, there will be no way to get them reregistered in time to vote.

    Much of the problem rests with Congress, which has yet to pass any bill dealing with election security or appropriating funds for searching for and fixing problems. States and localities typically have no budget for cyber security, so they are dependent on DHS, which has some expertise and budget, but not nearly enough to do the job. What DHS has been offering in lieu of actual help is instructions for states and localities to do their own assessments. While that may help a little, it is clearly too little too late.


    I sound the ALARM!!


    • Nowhereman

      At this point, the states should consider themselves to be on their own. Besides, the people in power right now are the very people who benefited from the hacking, so how can we trust them to prevent it? As long as the Russians prefer republicans, nothing will be done by the republicans.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Does Clarke use a white cane?


    • Snarky

      I miss the Chappelle Show.

  • Xaca

    Quisling Uncle Tom clarke-boys and aunt jemimah omorosas are the kind of affirmative action cases Trump believes in.

  • Tomcat

    The cry of the GOP. Why is everyone always picking on me?

    • JAKvirginia

      Um… because you keep fucking up?

    • Nowhereman

      Well they need to stop calling the English teacher DaddyO!

  • AtticusP

    Anyone remember “Office Space“?

    This guy has more “flair” than Jennifer Aniston‘s character did.

    What a joke.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Great movie, “Office Space.”

      Did you get the memo ?

      • Nowhereman

        The first time I saw that movie, I had missed the whole bit at the beginning that set it all up. When I finally saw it from the beginning it made a hell of a lot more sense. It is a good movie. I could have done without the stapler guy though. People like him set my nerves on fire. (I realize that was the point, but it still was hard to watch and listen to him)

  • OdieDenCO

    will clarke, jr be brought to justice?
    will donny pardon a black man?
    stay tuned for the next episode of proto-fascist american.

    • Bambino

      Dotard never hold principle of anything. He can be bought. Unlike John Kelly and Sessy Jeff who stay true to their Aryan heritage. Throw in the mix of quisling the likes of Omarosa, Clarke, Ben Carson, Clarence Thomas, lard knows what the fire dumpsters of an administration will do in the next hour.

    • Mikey

      this is all plot details from next season’s “The Man in the High Castle”, right?

  • Frostbite

    Gotta be something when Dolt 45 won’t even hire ya!

    • Bambino

      Not if John Kelly has anything to say about it. He just tossed Omarosa out of the White House.

      • Danieruw

        Excuse you, but she dragged herself out of the White House and threw herself into the bushes. Or so she contends (on SNL).

  • ChrisMorley


    Ottawa concert cancellation is proof of concept: it can be too cold for Canadians

    – New Year’s Eve celebration falls victim to subzero cold snap

    – Ottawa hockey tournament moved indoors but Winnipeg parties on

    ‘The forecast overnight low for the nation’s capital on Sunday is -29C [= -20 F], nearly 20 degrees colder than the seasonal average. … Most of Canada is in the depths of a deep freeze, with temperatures across the country reaching, and in some cases breaking, cold-weather records. On Thursday Toronto shattered a 57-year record, with the mercury dipping to -22C [= -7.6F].’


  • Buford

    “Uncle Hopalong sez what…?”

  • another_steve

    “Pence’s vacation neighbors post ‘make America gay again’ sign”


  • Gustav2

    Just shoveled 3″ of lovely powder…to bad it is in Columbus OH.

  • Thorn Spike

    I see he’s been taking tweeting lessons from his Dear Leader.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    It’s a Federal Crime, Trump will pardon him.

    • David L. Caster

      The state can then go after him.

  • JWC

    What is the fixation of grown men and cowboys The two that come to mind,bu I am sure there are others, Roy Moore and David Clarke , Uniforms , hat , horse , guns the whole schmer. Put them along side of the “Marlboro Man” and they are as laughable as they are pitiful

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Please include U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL).


      I sincerely admire her, but like the men you mentioned, she also has a thing for cowboy hats, which I think, unfortunately, allows some to take her less seriously. Such as Donald Trump and John Kelly.

      Thank you.

      • JWC

        hers are a fashion statement Clarke and Moore are alter egos

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          What’s the difference between a fashion statement and an alter ego?

      • eddiebeskeddie

        true all those hats of hers does have that clown effect. But in truth, she wears them as a memorial to her grandmother. Interesting article about her. But ya, – clown effect. What’s more, there’s a story behind Wilson’s cowboy hats.
        She’s been wearing them for more than 30 years, following in the footsteps of her namesake grandmother.
        “When I was a little girl, they all wore hats and gloves,” she told The Hill in 2013. “I was always a prissy little girl who wanted to be like my grandmother.”

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          eddiebeskeddie, thanks for sharing. I knew there was a reason for this.

    • Mikey

      While I also think it’s silly and pitiful that these particular men choose to play dress up rather than assume adult responsibilities, there are still some interesting details related to how “the cowboy” fits into the masculine iconography of Americana.

      • JWC

        Most assuredly,in no way did I mean any disrespect to that 40-50 years in Americas past nor to any “dress up ” of that era What I was faulting is adult, supposedly responsible males doing it and taking themselves totally serious , especially when then do not even fit the mould

        • Mikey

          I agree with you 100%.
          I have to say that Clarke’s ridiculous abuse of decorative medals really takes the cake, however.

          • JWC

            And Roy Moore riding his horsey with his black hat and little purse sized pistol

          • Mikey

            That DID look like a caricature, didn’t it?

    • R W C

      Village People revival band auditions

  • Nowhereman

    Gee, sounds like what republicans in congress do at least once a week–rehash shit about Hillary that has already been done and done and done.

  • April

    I wonder if he wears all those shiny doodads on his civilian clothes…

    • CharlestonDave

      The streets of Milwaukee must be exceptionally clean, with Sheriff Clarke picking up every bit and bob of tin foil and metal to pin onto his shirt.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Some crazed meth head should shoot that nasty bastard.

    • William

      No, then he gets the full ‘cop killed on duty’ package. Better for him to OD at a whorehouse.

      • CharlestonDave

        I’d root for the traditional “dead girl or live boy” scenario.

  • JWC

    one you wear and enjoy, one you live by

  • Del Sam

    In the picture above, he looks like he just either sharted or queefed himself.

  • Oh, Parker

    I just finished binge watching Revenge on Hulu with the series finale last night. Do you know how bizarre it is to wake up to a headline like that? #amireallyawake

  • Gianni

    Mr. Clarke Jr. and North Korea’s Li’l Kim like to do the same thing: They deck themselves out in all their medals and pins and insignia for the public to gawk at.

  • NedFlaherty

    David A. Clarke:

    1. murdered a prisoner in his custody;
    2. has a fetish for fake militaristic medals;
    3. shouted insane pro-Trump speeches during the 2016 campaign;
    4. was also in Moscow while Michael Flynn and Jill Stein were dining with Putin.

    Congressional investigators are forcing Stein to surrender all relevant evidence, which could soon end up revealing:

    – who paid for Clarke’s trip;
    – who Clarke met with;
    – what Clarke discussed;
    – why a local U.S. sheriff ever needs to fly to Moscow, Russia for anything.