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  • ATF Agent: FBI Played Key Role In Brian Terry's Death ( Fast & Furious Gun Running )

    12/27/2013 2:09:49 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Dec 2013 | Debra Heine
    John Dodson, the ATF agent who blew the whistle on the the Justice Department’s blood-soaked gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious, told the Arizona Republic in an interview, Thursday, that the FBI played a key role in events leading to the 2010 murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. His comments to the paper, augment what he wrote in his new book, The Unarmed Truth - My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious. Dodson claims that the bandits who killed Terry were working for FBI operatives and were tipped by the DEA to be...
  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    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 “Burke’s 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 Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • Fast and Furious whistleblower John Dodson sues Time, alleges Fortune libeled him

    10/25/2012 9:55:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent John Dodson is suing Time, Inc., The Daily Caller has learned, alleging that its Fortune Magazine libeled him in an article it ran this summer. Dodson is the ATF agent who blew the whistle on Fast and Furious, exposing the failures of the operation to the American people. The article, authored by Katherine Eban, claims that a “Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder,...
  • Are Big Media Covering Up Fast and Furious?

    02/01/2012 10:21:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2012 | By M. Catharine Evans
    Where was the public outcry for justice when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry bled to death at the hands of a drug cartel in cahoots with the U.S. government? It happened in the Peck Canyon corridor northwest of Nogales, Arizona -- nowhere. The general public didn't hear about it. It's been one year and two months since agent Terry died. Within weeks of his demise, his shocking murder would illuminate a bizarre and murderous government plot to run guns, lots of guns -- over 2,000 guns -- into the hands of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Members of Sinaloa were behind...
  • Inside President Obama's War On The Fast & Furious Whistleblowers

    12/12/2011 7:17:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/07/2011 | Frank Miniter
    Senator Grassley then pointed out that the first whistleblower to come forward about Fast and Furious (ATF Agent John Dodson) had recently been attacked by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). According to Senator Grassley, “Someone in the Justice Department leaked a document to the press along with talking points in an attempt to smear [Dodson.]” The letter insinuated that Dodson went rogue and started a gun-walking operation on his own... Dodson would have been left dangling in these political winds,
  • Former Ariz. US Attorney admits leaking memo smearing Fast and Furious whistle-blower

    11/09/2011 9:04:11 AM PST · by martosko · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who resigned in August, admitted late Tuesday that he leaked a document aimed at smearing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent John Dodson, an Operation Fast and Furious whistle-blower. “Dennis regrets his role in disclosing the memo but he’s a stand-up guy and is willing to take responsibility for what he did,” Chuck Rosenberg, Burke’s lawyer, said according to NPR. “It was absolutely not Dennis’s intent to retaliate against Special Agent Dodson or anyone else for the information they provided Congress.” Rosenberg claims Burke is cooperating with congressional investigators.
  • U.S. Government Bought and Sold Weapons During 'Fast and Furious,' Documents Show

    09/26/2011 9:54:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/26/11 | William Lajeunesse
    In June 2010, however, the ATF dramatically upped the ante, making the U.S. government the actual "seller" of guns. According to documents obtained by Fox News, Agent John Dodson was ordered to buy four semi-automatic Draco pistols from the Lone Wolf gun store in Peoria, Ariz. An unusual sale, Dodson was sent to the store with a letter of approval from David Voth, an ATF group supervisor. Dodson then sold the weapons to known illegal buyers, while fellow agents watched from their cars nearby.
  • Gunwalker bombshell--"there never was a 'sting'"

    09/26/2011 11:38:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 112 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 26 September, 2011 | Anthony Martin
    An ATF source has provided reporters a copy of a letter sent on June 1, 2010 which indicates that the monumental scandal known as 'Project Gunwalker,' or 'Operation Fast and Furious,' was never a sting operation as previously reported. If such an allegation is true, then the official Obama Administration explanation for the operation is entirely false. The commonly-reported talking point concerning Gunwalker is that it was intended as a sting operation but that it went bad when rogue ATF agents took it in a sinister direction. But the letter of June 2010, forwarded to reporters David Codrea and Mike...
  • Letter implicates ATF in committing straw purchases for Gunwalker

    09/26/2011 4:58:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 September, 2011 | David Codrea
    A letter forwarded on Friday by a proven reliable source to Gun Rights Examiner and Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars documents Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives management authorizing the sale of firearms, which sources say were intended for delivery to cartel purchasers as part of the “Fast and Furious” / ”Gunwalker” scandal. Written by then-ATF Phoenix Group VII Supervisor David Voth, the June 01, 2010 letter to a Federal Firearms Licensee, whose name is redacted, advises: Per Section925(a)(1) of the Gun Control Act (GCA) exempts law enforcement agencies from the transportation, shipment, receipt, or importation controls of...
  • Vanderboegh & Codrea exclusive: U.S. Gov't used an ATF employee to buy weapons with taxpayer money

    09/26/2011 4:49:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 25 September, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh & David Codrea
    A Sipsey Street Irregulars/National Gun Rights Examiner Column Exclusive: ATF Letter and Sources Confirm That There Was No "Botched Sting Operation" in Fast and Furious. "One hundred percent us." Official ATF documents as well as sources in Arizona and Washington D.C. confirm that in at least two instances in 2010, an agent of the United States government purchased Kalashnikov-pattern semi-automatic pistols from licensed federal firearms dealers with taxpayer money and delivered those weapons directly into the hands of cartel smugglers. In a letter dated June 1, 2010, then Phoenix ATF Group VII supervisor David Voth instructed a Federal Firearms Licensee...
  • Is 'Gunwalker' whistleblower John Dodson victim of retaliatory smear campaign?

    07/22/2011 7:39:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 July, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    On March 3, when CBS Evening News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson asked Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) Special Agent John Dodson in an on-camera interview if he had been "intentionally letting guns go to Mexico," he answered, "Yes ma'am. I mean the agency was." That began the interview in which Dodson became the first BATFE whistleblower to publicly come forward to bring this scandal into the light. Doing so required a great deal of courage. Whistleblowers face harsh treatment, and the BATFE has a long, rich history of especially harsh treatment of those who would dare make...
  • House Panel Slams 'Fast and Furious' Gun Operation Tied to Border Agent's Death

    06/15/2011 3:40:06 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/15/2011 | William LaJeunesse
    A U.S. law enforcement operation intended to crack down on major weapons traffickers on the Southwest border spiraled out of control as federal agents were told by superiors to "stand down" and ignore weapons bought in Arizona headed for Mexico, a House panel heard Wednesday. Three federal firearms investigators told the House Oversight and Government Reform committee that they wanted to "intervene and interdict" loads of guns, but were repeatedly ordered to step aside. "Allowing loads of weapons that we knew to be destined for criminals -- this was the plan," John Dodson, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • WSJ: Religion and the Court - The instructive case of Anthony Kennedy.

    10/11/2005 5:41:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 27 replies · 822+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Allow us to recall the case of Anthony Kennedy.... Mr. Helms said to Judge Kennedy, "I think you know where I stand on abortion." Mr. Kennedy "smiled and answered, 'Indeed I do and I admire it. I am a practicing Catholic.'"... "...Mr. Helms interpreted the response to mean that Judge Kennedy is opposed to abortion and would look favorably on any case in which the Court's earlier decision striking down the abortion laws of all 50 states might be overturned." Reagan nominated Mr. Kennedy, who dodged the abortion issue at his confirmation hearings. Mr. Helms voted for him. And we...