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.

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