- The Washington Times - Friday, October 21, 2016

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Friday that the Obama administration’s silence on the dirty election tricks linked to Hillary Clinton’s campaign that were exposed by undercover videos has further diminished the public’s trust in the federal government.

Mr. Clarke, who is black, called the incidents in which pro-Clinton operatives planted operatives at Donald Trump rallies in an attempt to incite violence “white voter intimidation” and expressed frustration with the lack of urgency the White House and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have shown in response to release of footage from the conservative group Project Veritas, as well as to the recent firebombing of a GOP office in North Carolina.

“Had a NAACP voter registration building been firebombed with some racial epithets scribbled on the side of the building, Barack Obama would have had a major news conference, Loretta Lynch would have had a major news conference, and I tell you right now she would have said DOJ investigators from the civil rights division are on their way to North Carolina to investigate voter intimidation, voter disenfranchisement, but I think, and people are starting to see, and they have been seeing, but now it is so evident, that because these are white participants, well, ‘We will look the other way,’ ” Mr. Clarke said on Fox and Friends.

Mr. Clarke said it is the sort of response that is eroding public trust in government.

“We are almost getting to the point where our government is resembling a Banana Republic,” he said.

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