More “Transparency” From the Comrade Dear Ruler: ATF Looking to Block F&F Whistleblower’s Book

Via washingtontimes.com:

ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s ‘Fast and Furious’ book

1st Amendment battle over gun-walking expose

By John Solomon The Washington Times  Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, 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.

The battle also could have repercussions on Capitol Hill, where the two lead investigators who helped uncover the Fast and Furious scandal, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, Calif. Republican, had written a foreword to the book, the sources said.

You can read the entire Washington Times article here.

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Last time I checked, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms are all legal products in this country.

Why do we need an agency of armed government goons to even be involved in any of these?

It’s time the ATF was disbanded, as there is absolutely no constitutional basis for its existence.

-And the ATF agents involved in Fast and Furious need to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

-Dave

(h/t: Drudge)

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josephbc69
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Go get ’em, Dave, and kudos upon ye!

TrailDust
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Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be the name of a pub, not a government agency. (I read that somewhere and liked it.)

bill
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bill

They are afraid that some of the sheeple who can read might be enlightened by this book and see the true corruption of this administration. To this day none of these traitors have been brought to justice, including obama and holder. The master minds.

Lori
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My husband has a t shirt that says “Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. Who’s bringing the chips?”.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

I LOVE IT!

I personally think it’s a great name for a store.

The Reverend Al Sharpdumb
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The Reverend Al Sharpdumb

It is clearly stated on page 1984, Article 44 Line 12, of the ACA “It is expressly forbidden to publicly embarrass, or intentionally inflict low moral on any officer, agent or employee of the BATF or any other government agency in any way involved in illegal activity or conspiracy to commit crimes, especially when committed against other government agencies.”
…………………………..Just Kidding

japoa
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The initials A.T.F. should stand for Assh@le . Terroristic . Fu#k-ups .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well, it’s all about SAYING the right words (never actually doing anything), you know– Democrats, like any other leftists, are all about lying to people to get what they want… for the “common good,” of course.

Ron W
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Ron W

Yes, the Federal Government has been given NO delegated powers over alcohol, tobacco or firearms as far as the people are concerned. It does have some delegated power over firearms but only ” for governing such part of the militia which may be EMPLOYED in the service of the United States” (Article I, Section 8.16) U.S. Constitution

CalGirl
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CalGirl

ATF: So your feelings are hurt and you feel low-down b/c someone is “telling on you?”” Booo–Hoooo. Call the Whah-Whah-Whambulance !!

exile
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exile

Dear Ruler? Shouldn’t that be Der Fuhrer??

josephbc69
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SS, DD: same stuff, different day.
I hope this clarifies it. LOL