Skip to comments.Watchdog report says DOJ official retaliated against ‘Furious’ whistle-blower, lied about it
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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Obama Administration scandal number 5,867
Dodson will be pilloried, Burke will be promoted.
Disbarrment is outside the hands of the Obama Administration. Prosecution is not, but that does not appear to be in the cards.
and add a hundred more that still needs to be uncovered.
So lets start with disbarrment
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.
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.
Civil suit is likely the next step. Dotson may own a security firm before it's over.
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.
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.
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