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Friday, November 04, 2011

More Chicanery Uncovered in ATF Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

In a letter to Attorney-General Eric Holder yesterday, Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley asked for information on media leaks that were aimed at discrediting the testimony of a key ATF whistleblower--Agent John Dodson. The leak violates the Privacy Act which protects the personal information employers gather on employees, and points to more chicanery on the part of ATF management in retaliating against agents who went public with the agency's illegal activity.
According to the letter, an employee of the DOJ was forced to resign due to the leak. Issa and Grassley are requesting information on that employee and if other employees had access to a shared computer drive that may have led to the leaked information.
In a report published by the Wall Street Journal, the following information was made available concerning the request made by Issa and Grassley...

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