Sheriff David Clarke gets mentions as possible FBI chief following Comey dismissal

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. quickly showed up in stories speculating about possible replacements for fired FBI director James Comey.

A Reuters story noted that both Clarke and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned for Trump, but added: “Both men would be seen as highly political nominees for an agency designed to be independent.”

Heavy.com had Clarke in a top-five list.

“It seems unlikely that the search would end up with Clarke, the Milwaukee County Sheriff, because he doesn’t have much experience as a prosecutor or an investigator,” the site’s story said. “But crazier things have happened so far during Trump’s presidency, and his name has been thrown around as an early replacement for director.”

“Three words: Sheriff. David. Clarke,” tweeted conservative commentator John Podhoretz.