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.
— No One ???????? (@tweettruth2me) June 18, 2017
Well, @washingtonpost? Will you have aany journalistic integrity and fire this idiot for doxxing someone in a climate of leftist violence?
— Jim Crackton (@JimCrackton) June 18, 2017
I'm reporting this tweet.
— John Paul (@JohnPaul_USA) June 18, 2017
What's the Post's policy on posting home addresses of political figures? Is this already public domain info?
— Nathan Kalmoe (@NathanKalmoe) June 18, 2017
— Truth Will Prevail (@HomesByGlen) June 18, 2017
Abby can I post your family address to Twitter also?
— Brian Shelby (@FireOnMountain) June 18, 2017
Well, now… Be fair. Publish your own address for the whole word to see too.
— Jim Hill (@wakeuppatriots1) June 18, 2017
Why did you fail to redact PII before reporting? Any violence or vandalism he gets because of this is on your head.
— Patrick (@Dejavudoodoo) June 18, 2017
You are out of your league
— KC (@kcregan001) June 18, 2017
— Charles Darwin (@Drdarwin4545) June 18, 2017
Hope that's not his home address…
— Shelton Reid (@wobblebody) June 18, 2017
There will be blood on your hands if he is ever harmed, but it's what you media types want.
— JoeyB. (@JoeDizzle187) June 18, 2017
Why would you publish his address? what if a crazy goes to his home and hurts him or his family……you should be ashamed.
— Becky (@BeckRamJet) June 18, 2017
So you are just going to leave this up with his home address on it? Really??
— Lance Geiger (@AZGeiger) June 18, 2017
Address should have been redacted. Shame on whoever published this and who posted it. Unconscionable today. SMH
— ❄Lynn Marie Covfefe✳ (@thedev46) June 18, 2017
Interesting decision to post @SheriffClarke's home address on Twitter.
— Andy Stanislaw (@ajstanislaw) June 18, 2017