Monday, October 7, 2013

Gun Walking: ATF Tries to Block Whistleblower Agent's Fast And Furious Book

John Soloman at the Washington Times offers a piece on the Obama administration's attempt to block a book written by the "Operation Fast and Furious" whistleblowing ATF special agent.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times.

ATF's dispute with Special Agent John Dodson is setting up a First Amendment showdown that is poised to bring together liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and conservatives in Congress who have championed Mr. Dodson’s protection as a whistleblower.

The ACLU is slated to become involved in the case Monday, informing ATF it is representing Mr. Dodson and filing a formal protest to the decision to reject his request to publish the already written book, sources told The Times, speaking only on the condition of anonymity.

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