Skip to comments.Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG
Posted on 05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT by servo1969
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson.
The DOJ IG said it found Burkes conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.
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 Burkes conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state bars in which Burke is a member, the IG wrote.
Burke resigned from his post as U.S. Attorney over the incident in August 2011, the first major Department of Justice official to leave his or her post in the Fast and Furious scandal. He said after the fact, in interviews with congressional investigators, that he now views leaking the document as a mistake.
In addition to Burkes involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing Dodson.
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Winston Smith works as a clerk in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth, where his job is to rewrite historical documents so they match the constantly changing current party line. This involves revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographsmostly to remove "unpersons," people who have fallen foul of the party..... from Wiki
from the article:
“One of those was Tracy Schmaler, the Director of the Departments Office of Public Affairs, who resigned her position at the DOJ after emails uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showed that she worked with leftwing advocacy group Media Matters for America to smear whistleblowers and members of Congress and the media who sought to investigate DOJ scandals under Attorney General Eric Holder.”
Another one of those pesky rogue Public Affairs folks, acting on her own, of course!
That’s Stedman Graham, Oprah’s beard...not Holder.
Yikes, thanks for telling me.
I think you mean 'hanged'. I hope you mean 'hanged'. >8^0
Lol ... Yes, definitely hanged.
I’m worried about the CBS reporter, too. I bet she’s been tapped.
But, but...that's just the Chicago way.
The lawmakers said Burke, who testified two weeks ago in secret, was unable to answer detailed questions about what his subordinates knew about the case.
Lawmakers: Burkes ex-office played striking role in Fast and Furious
By Gary Grado Published: September 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm
“Burke resigned from his post as U.S. Attorney over the incident in August 2011, the first major Department of Justice official to leave his or her post in the Fast and Furious scandal. He said after the fact, in interviews with congressional investigators, that he now views leaking the document as a mistake. “
So he admitted this. He resigned about a year and a half ago.
The IG took all that time to catch up with what was already established fact? To me thats the breaking news. What a waste of time and money.
For a moment there I couldn’t figure out if that pic of Stedman was some supposed photoshop morphing .gif into Holder that wasn’t working or such. (’
Burke was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1962
On August 30, 2011, Burke resigned, (See Burke Resignation Letter to President Barack Obama below.), as a result of increased pressure being applied to his U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona office from various directions, including Congress, in the wake of the gunwalker scandal. Project Gunrunner occurred within the ranks of the U.S. Justice Department, specifically the FBI and the BATF&E, and resulted in sweeping investigations and multiple resignations with Burke’s resignation being the most senior of these.
Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke admitted leaking a sensitive document about a federal agent (Agent John Dodson) who blew the whistle on the gunrunning operation. Mr. Burkes Phoenix attorney, Lee Stein, said in a Nov. 8 2011 letter to the Justice Departments Office of Inspector General that his client had provided information to a reporter who was working on several stories involving Fast and Furious.
The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry charged that Mr. Burke, then US Attorney for the District of Arizona, lied to them about the guns found at the crime scene in an attempt to hide the weapons’ connection to the ATF’s failed Fast and Furious gun sales operation.
servo1969 ~: (from the article)” In addition to Burkes involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing Dodson. “
Senior officials (from the top down) are and have been engaged in smearing and eliminating opposition, including obfiscation ,lieing , delaying , etc...
The information is only comming out now ~ what , after 3 years ?
“At this point .. What does it matter ? “ :HRC
What obfiscation ? (from the top down)
Welcome to the “ Chicago Way of Thuggery”
Maybe sic the alledgedly reverend Jackson on him with scissors.
RULE 8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)
...and this information is comming to light now from the Dept. of “Just-Us” inspector General ?
I would not be surprised to learn that the DOJ also went after Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson for their reporting.
Ahh yes the holy leftist rules from the pen of their revered patron benefactor Saint Saul of Alinsky.