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Watchdog report says DOJ official retaliated against ‘Furious’ whistle-blower, lied about it
Fox News.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | William La Jeunesse

Posted on 05/21/2013 3:31:50 PM PDT by Kaslin

The former U.S. Attorney for Arizona could be disbarred, after an investigation found he lied to the Justice Department about his role in trying to discredit the federal whistle-blower who exposed the botched gun-running scheme known as Fast and Furious.

An Office of Inspector General report showed that Dennis Burke -- the former chief of staff for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed as U.S. Attorney for Arizona by President Obama in September 2009 -- lied when asked if he leaked sensitive documents to the press meant to undermine the credibility of ATF whistle-blower John Dodson.

The IG report also said Burke likely leaked the memo in retaliation for Dodson's whistle-blowing, and challenged the credibility of statements he made to congressional investigators. Dodson first went to Congress in 2010 after his own agency and the Justice Department refused to investigate his complaints that Operation Fast and Furious, an anti-gun-trafficking effort, was out of control.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; california; dennisburke; dhs; ericholder; fastandfurious; gunrunner; impeachnow; irs; janetnapolitano; johndodson; mexico; murdergate; newmexico; obamarama; texas; waronterror

1 posted on 05/21/2013 3:31:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Obama Administration scandal number 5,867


2 posted on 05/21/2013 3:36:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin

Dodson will be pilloried, Burke will be promoted.


3 posted on 05/21/2013 3:37:17 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Kaslin

Disbarrment is outside the hands of the Obama Administration. Prosecution is not, but that does not appear to be in the cards.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 3:38:09 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: F15Eagle

and add a hundred more that still needs to be uncovered.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 3:39:58 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: centurion316

So lets start with disbarrment


6 posted on 05/21/2013 3:44:51 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I think it was Kirsten Powers who just made a really good point on FOX.

Leakers who portray Obama as superman don’t get punished for their leaks. Whistle blowers get indicted.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 3:49:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
STILL waiting for justice...


8 posted on 05/21/2013 3:50:00 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: cripplecreek

Hang out with us, Kirsten Powers. We’re about Life, Liberty, and all that good stuff. Plus, you’re not ugly enough to be lib.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 3:53:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: centurion316
Disbarrment is outside the hands of the Obama Administration. Prosecution is not, but that does not appear to be in the cards.

Civil suit is likely the next step. Dotson may own a security firm before it's over.

10 posted on 05/21/2013 3:55:32 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Obama is the enemy.

So are all his media shills.

This should have been a bigger story than Watergate during the 2011-2012 campaigning/fundraising season.

It wasn’t because Zero’s media shills buried it and belittled it.

Thanks Kaslin.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 4:05:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Kaslin
nothing will happen to him... he'll be placed on vacation with pay and if he leaves he'll land in a liberal job protection "no show" job. It's how the mob works.

The only way is to make their lives miserable is to fight fire with fire. Litigate them over and over in CIVIL court.

They are killing us with bureaucracy, it's time to give them a taste of their own medicine.

12 posted on 05/21/2013 4:07:09 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: SunkenCiv


13 posted on 05/21/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin
There will be civil war in 50 states (sorry, Obama,
NOT 57 states) before a single Article of Impeachment
is filed. Americans are fast furious while Congress
does absolutely NOTHING except make itself richer.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 4:45:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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15 posted on 05/23/2013 10:08:09 AM PDT by CedarDave
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