Friday, May 30, 2014

Judicial Watch Sues Department of Justice on behalf of ATF Fast & Furious Whistleblower Dodson

Remember this Sipsey Street exclusive from two years ago? Send in the clown. The truth about Katherine Eban Finkelstein. A "feminist" who wrote for Playboy and a "journalist" more interested in compromising other writers' sources than the truth. "Calling Eban a 'journalist' is an insult to honest journalists everywhere."
Well now Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit on behalf of John Dodson asking some very relevant questions about Eban's hit-piece:
Suit specifically seeks communications between former DOJ Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Katherine Eban, author of controversial “Fortune” magazine article denounced by House Oversight Committee. . .
On September 24, 2012, Dodson filed three FOIA requests seeking the following information:
a) Any and all emails between (either directed to or received from) DOJ Spokeswoman/Director of Public Affairs Tracy Schmaler and Katherine Eban, between the dates of January 20, 2011 and September 24, 2012.
b) All emails (sent and received) by DOJ Spokeswoman/Director of Public Affairs Tracy Schmaler that contain the name John Dodson, Dodson, or make reference to any ATF whistleblower (whether directly stated or implied), between the dates of January 20, 2011 and September 24, 2012.
c) All Department of Justice communications generated between January 20, 2010 and September 24, 2012 including, but not limited to, emails, internal memos, letters, drafts, recordings and other documents, which refer to me (Special Agent John Dodson) whether by name or implication, or make reference to me as an ATF whistleblower, whether directly stated or implied. Excluded from this request are my own ATF case files, case documents, and emails from my ATF/DOJ email account.
To date, DOJ has failed to respond to Dodson’s requests. The Judicial Watch lawsuit filed on behalf of Dodson asks that the District Court order the DOJ to conduct searches for all records responsive to the FOIA requests and to “produce, by a certain date, any and all non-exempt records,” along with indices of all records that DOJ continues to declare exempt.
Dodson’s requests stem from the suspected leaking of information about him by former DOJ Director of Public Affairs Tracy Schmaler to Fortune magazine writer Katherine Eban, including Dodson’s confidential personnel file. Eban’s June 2012 Fortune magazine article defending the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) was denounced by the House Oversight Committee, which publicly called for a retraction.


Anonymous said...

I find it more than a little amusing that people are still operating under the futile pretense that there's any semblance of justice under our current legal system and that one can work through this corrupt system and expect anything approaching true justice.

If you want justice in Amerika now, you'll have to get it for yourself. Rule of Law no longer exists....and we all better get used to the fact that being "law abiding" is a badge of disgrace, not honor.

Anonymous said...

Every bit if our efforts must be focused on judicial remedy. The NRA has proven beyond any doubt that the legislative (their fake two pronge approach) is a massive failure. Gun right advocacy groups should unite around one main issue at a time and file a similar suit (or maybe several closely related issues) in EVERY district at the same time.

The point being to SHOW that the judicial remedy is indeed a scam.

Remember when the NRA had to be dragged kicking and screaming into gun walker scandal? If they were ACTUALLY anything besides the biggest and best disguised gun CONTROL group, that organization would have stepped up for the HERO this piece is about.

Right from the start, every gun group should have come out LOUDLY and with big bucks to protect and defend the big D. Many thanks to JW for being what sure looks like the last uncorrupted assembly seeking TRUE redress of grievances.

William Flatt said...

Agreed. Sitting federal judges have openly admitted that the legal system is a sham and that it's just an illusion.

Baja Blitzer said...

Just look @ the REESE FAMILY