DOJ investigating whistleblower retaliation

NPR reports:

The Justice Department’s inspector general has opened an investigation into possible retaliation against a whistle-blowing agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to two people briefed on the inquiry.

Watchdogs are examining whether anyone at the Justice Department improperly released internal correspondence to try to smear ATF agent John Dodson, who told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last month that he repeatedly warned supervisors about what he called a reckless law enforcement operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

This sounds like a different case of ATF retaliation than the one I noted a month ago. I’m not at all confident that an internal investigation will get to the bottom of this, but at least they are going through the motions.

(Via Pajamas Media.) (Previous post.)

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