JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LEAK TARGETED WHISTLEBLOWER
Dodson Targeted By Former U.S. Attorney
By Harold Hutchison
ATF Special Agent John Dodson blew the whistle on Operation Fast & Furious, risking his career and retribution from the Obama Justice Department, which had hoped to use Fast & Furious to push for new restrictions on law-abiding gun owners. Now, the Justice Department’s Inspector General is reporting that the Justice Department may have retaliated.
According to a Breitbart News report, former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke is accused in a report by the IG of leaking a memorandum to tarnish the reputation of Dodson. “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state bars in which Burke is a member,” the report states.
The Report also revealed other Justice Department officials discussed the possibility of trying to tarnish Dodson. The Justice Department was turning to the George Soros-funded Media Matters of America to help deflect criticism and to smear whistleblowers and members of Congress who were investigating the scandal that broke when Customs and Border Protection agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight in Arizona.