Within the last 24 hours news has surfaced indicating that the former U.S. Attorney for the Arizona District, who resigned in the aftermath of the Project Gunwalker scandal, has admitted that he leaked information to the press that critics say was intended to smear one of the ATF agents who became a whistleblower.
Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who is one of the key figures in the Fast and Furious scandal, came forward to admit that he leaked internal ATF documents intended to smear ATF Agent John Dodson on the same day that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, hammered Attorney-General Eric Holder on the leaked info during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Burke's attorney, however, denies that the leak was intended to smear Dodson. But it is difficult to imagine any other reason for the former U.S. Attorney for the Arizona District to provide information to the press that many legal analysts believe is protected by the Privacy Act.