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Fast & Furious Whistleblower Targeted for Smear

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RUSH: Matthew Boyle writing at Breitbart: "The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former US Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson."

Again, what we have here is more government totally out of control.  Or better yet, in control.  This is a government totally in control.  What we have here is the Department of Justice leaking documents intended to smear the whistleblower on Fast and Furious.  "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 US Attorney.'"  So former US attorney for Arizona, Obama appointee, Dennis Burke, leaked a document intended to smear the whistleblower who told everybody about Fast and Furious.  That was John Dodson. 

"Burke resigned from his post as US 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 Burke’s involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing Dodson."

By the way, anybody remember the New Black Panther Party and voter intimidation in Philadelphia?  What's the difference, in all candor, what is the difference in what the New Black Panther Party was doing and what the IRS was doing?  Now, seriously, let's walk through this.  If you tried to vote in certain precincts in Philadelphia in 2008, you were greeted by thugs from the New Black Panther Party, who appeared to be armed, billy clubs or whatever.  They looked very mean, these guys, and they made you not want to be there.  Their appearance was such that you would have been wise if you concluded you would be safer getting out of there instead of going in there.

This case was brought to the Department of Justice, and Eric Holder quashed it, and he did so on the basis that black guys are not gonna be prosecuted by this administration.  It's part of getting even.  It's part of making amends for slavery and all the rest.  And this is what forced a very heroic guy, actually, J. Christian Adams, who was in the civil rights division, Justice Department, prosecuting the case, to resign.  They had the goods.  They had a case.  They had a conviction.  Holder quashed the whole thing.  J. Christian Adams called here, he wrote op-eds, you know, I realized then that this department had been politicized.  This is another example.  The DOJ didn't just leak documents, you had a US attorney for Arizona, Dennis Burke, leaking a document intending to smear the whistleblower on Fast and Furious. 

In addition to the attorney's involvement in leaking the document, e-mails that the DOJ inspector general uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussing smearing the whistleblower.  So, in addition to the leak of the document intending to smear him, there were discussions in e-mails about smearing the guy.  "One of those was Tracy Schmaler, the Director of the Department’s 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 left-wing 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."

So we have here a DOJ -- folks, the Department of Justice -- how to say this without being laughed at.  I don't know that I can say this without being laughed at.  The Department of Justice, if there is one place in any government, any administration that is supposed to be entirely nonpartisan, it's DOJ.  And I realize how absurd that sounds when I say it.  If you're laughing, I'm laughing with you. 

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Why would I step down as mayor of Realville?  What is news to people?  That DOJ is supposed to be nonpartisan?  Let me tell you something.  There's another story I've got here in the Stack. The media openly worry here that the Department of Justice is missing its mission to be nonpartisan.  There is that story here today.  Somebody in the media writing about this is problematic, the DOJ appears to be partisan here.  That's the statue with the blindfold.  That's supposed to be justice is blind, nonpartisan, I know, I know, I know.  My point is: This is not a government out of control.  This is a government totally in control, folks. Totally in control. 

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