In attempt to launch another investigation into one of President Trump’s top confidants, the FBI has reportedly obtained a search warrant for an email address believed to be connected to former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
In early 2017, federal prosecutors didn’t charge Clarke after an FBI agent filed out an affidavit against him from January 2016, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The search warrant request was just revealed, when Special Agent Jennifer Walkowski asked that a court allow the FBI unfettered access to Clarke’s Google email account: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal officials were reportedly determining whether they would levy criminal charges against Clarke for a previous incident he had with an airline passenger.
Walkowski’s affidavit claimed that the FBI had probable cause to believe that Clarke violated federal law after Milwaukee investigators said he stopped and questioned a random man in Dallas, Texas.
In a written complaint, Dan Black accused Clarke of having police illegally question him after a he bumped into the former sheriff on a plane.
Black claimed that Clarke took issue with him when he asked if he was Sheriff Clarke.
“As I passed him, I asked if he was Sheriff Clarke, and he responded in the affirmative. I shook my head as I was moving on to my seat near the back of the plane. From behind, he asked if I had a problem. I shook my head ‘no’ again and continued to my seat … I intentionally did not say anything more to him because I did not want to make a scene of get in trouble as a Milwaukee man did in September when confronting Clarke on an airplane.”
Black claimed that he was questioned by officers when he exited the plane, but didn’t provide any proof that Clarke directed officers to question him.
“When I exited the flight at Mitchell International, there were six uniformed deputies and two bomb/drug dogs standing there with Sheriff Clarke waiting for me to exit. As soon as Sheriff Clarke gestured towards me, he and some of the officers left us. I was very publicly escorted in front of everyone down the hall to a waiting area, and then questioned by two of the Sheriff’s Department deputies. They told me that Sheriff Clarke said I had made some remarks to him upon entering the plane. When I asked for clarification, the deputies said they couldn’t tell me, and when I asked if they even knew the context of my ‘remarks,’ they responded ‘no.’”
Clarke, a Fox News contributor and speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention, is likely the target of a new Deep State operation to attack anyone close to Trump.
Clarke would have no reason to pick a fight with a man he has never met on an airplane, but many would believe the FBI would launch a phony investigation to attack Trump and those who are close with him.