Skip to comments.ATF Whistleblower Case Triggers Retaliation Inquiry
Posted on 07/21/2011 4:42:10 PM PDT by Nachum
The Justice Department's inspector general has opened an investigation into possible retaliation against a whistle-blowing agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to two people briefed on the inquiry.
Watchdogs are examining whether anyone at the Justice Department improperly released internal correspondence to try to smear ATF agent John Dodson, who told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last month that he repeatedly warned supervisors about what he called a reckless law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious."
Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate have spent months pursuing allegations that the ATF may have knowingly allowed assault weapons to enter Mexico in order to try to build bigger criminal cases against violent drug cartels that make use of AK-47s and other American weapons.
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Another Inspector General firing in the offing?
The Justice Dept’s Inspector General is investigating the Justice Dept? Isn’t that a little like having a fox investigate who killed the chickens in the hen house?
If this is true Issa or Grassley should walk John Dodson out in front of the cameras and expose this dictatorial regime for what it is. This would also make a great commercial against the dictator in chief in the upcoming 2012 elections.
However the wimpy Republicans refuse to expose this administration with the ammunition that is handed to them.
It is a good way to find evidence and then hide it from the public with gag orders. Another lawyers’ trick.
Lots of slant here. This is just a brazen attempt to hide evidence.
NPR, this is good. I want to see this story break out in the MSM.
I’m afraid you’re right about that.
Our government - and the Obama Administration particularly - reminds me of a sewage lagoon. A slick surface appearance, but bubbles keep erupting emitting a foul stench. >PS
And! . . Reported by NPR!
Yep, we're really gonna get to the bottom of this scandal. /sarcasm
There is the slant. It is the *underpants Gnome* theory of how this was supposed to work.
1. We allow thousands of guns to illegally cross into Mexico without tracking them or alerting the Mexican authorities.
2. We get excited when the guns are used to murder Mexican police and civilians. Then a miracle happens.
3. We bring down the drug cartels! ( but no one can explain how this occurs!)
Can we assume the tracking devices in the guns malfunctioned? /s
Heard that an agent tried to rig his own tracking system using Radio Shack components, but the batteris ran out too fast to do any good.
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