Leaking documents is just fine in the Obama administration if it’s done to retaliate against a whistleblower.
The U.S. attorney in Arizona leaked an internal report to undermine a veteran Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent who was highly critical of the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General said Monday in a report.
Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said ATF Agent John Dodson had provided significant information regarding the agency’s handling of the Fast and Furious probe and was retaliated against by U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke through the unauthorized disclosure in late June 2011 of an ATF memo the agent had drafted.
Mr. Horowitz, in the report, said Mr. Burke, who resigned after the Fast and Furious scandal had become media fodder, provided the memo to a Fox News producer in violation of Justice Department policies — a disclosure that “was likely motivated by a desire to undermine” Agent Dodson’s public criticisms.
Read the whole thing. These people are beyond corrupt. It’s just one scandal after another.