Washington Post White House reporter Abby D. Phillip may have just publicized Sheriff David Clarke’s home address while sharing an alleged leak document from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Phillip shared the document on Twitter, writing, “for those wondering if Sheriff Clarke ever actually received a job offer, I’ve obtained a copy of the letter from DHS Human Resources.”

Phillip’s tweet appears to have been made in response to news that Sheriff Clarke was under consideration for a position as an assistant secretary for the DHS – consideration which Business Insider reports Sheriff Clarke ultimately turned down.

The letter Phillip shared is notably filled with typos (i.e. “Sherriff”) but reads in part, “congratulations on your tentative selection to the non-career Senior Executive Service position of Assistant Secretary for Office of Partnership and Engagement/State and Local Law Enforcement, Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington, DC.”

It goes on to state that Sheriff Clarke’s salary was to be $179,700 and details the ethics training he must undergo before beginning the role.

See the letter below (MILO’s team has blacked out the address portion at the top – a precaution Phillip did not take).

The DHS has not commented on the authenticity of the letter.

A quick Google street view search of the address Phillip failed to remove from the document reveals that it does in fact lie in a residential area, meaning Phillip may have just – should the letter actually be real – given the internet the means to find Sheriff Clarke and his family.

Many people have subsequently called Phillip out.

Neither Sheriff David Clarke nor Abby Phillip have commented on the address reveal as of writing.

Business Insider
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  • freenclear

    It’s fake. A true letter would have his entire name, no abreviations. It would be an insult otherwise.

    • freenclear

      On the other hand, I feel sorry if it is real and anyone is truly fucking dumb enough to try and mess with him or his family.

      • Bret Jones

        The address isn’t fake. It is his address!

    • BooBooBaby

      It isn’t fake.

    • Mango

      That’s not true. Abbreviation of the middle name is the norm, not spelling it out.

  • Fake news! Sheriff is misspelled with an extra “r’ like only a ghetto rat like Phillip can only spell.

    • freenclear

      Food stamp diploma. Lol

    • Sylvia Adams

      Oh good catch! and that dumb reporter feel for the fake letter hook, line and sinker. HAHAHAHA!

    • Bret Jones

      The problem is, the address is not fake. It’s David Clark’s address.

    • BooBooBaby

      Libt4rds are dumb….so…..

  • Share the love

    But Milo you are showing his address in the headline. It is readable !

    • Allyx Phox

      11400 West Calumet Rd lol i read it too

    • BooBooBaby

      So what, she did this! Not Milo!

    • Rev Pete

      You Sir are special.

  • Isa Guy

    If true, it was ‘totally an accident; an oversight”, right?

  • LakeEffectSnow

    Homeland Security does not know how to spell sheriff? That makes me hope the DHS letter is a fake. Really. They spell it sherriff? Ummm. Wrong.

    • Bret Jones

      It’s his real address, so it’s probably not fake! Sheriff is an easy misspell.
      Either way, that dumb woman posted his address.

  • Sylvia Adams

    Milo you need to redact the address in the tweet at the beginning of your article please 😀

  • Steffy93

    WaPo is just trash.

  • Mrs. Chief

    If it was a real letter why would whoever wrote the letter tell him what his salary would be, that’s something that’s negotiated in person not in a letter.

  • Rev Pete


  • Luckylucylou

    Over 24 hours later the tweet is still up with Sheriff Clarke’s address despite being reported to Twitter by multiple users. Abby Phillips & Twitter are responsible for anything that happens at the address listed on that letter, whether it is Sheriff Clarke’s or not.