David Codrea helped break the “Fast and Furious” gun-running plot, and so it should be not surprise that he’s breaking the news of what appears to be an even bigger scandal alleging a criminal conspiracy at the top levels of Obama’s Justice Department:
Commenting on revelations about Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Department of Justice (DOJ) actions in the case of retired agent Jay Dobyns against his former employer, attorney David Hardy equated them with “a BATF and DOJ Watergate… or worse,” Friday. Noting that actions taken over a civil lawsuit evidently have included concealing evidence, secret threats against witnesses, and surveillance of attorneys and witnesses, the new information lends further credence to Dobyns’ allegations and appears to show government lawyers engaged in a criminal conspiracy.
“For people like me, who have sympathized with Dobyns but tried to reserve judgment about his case, the documents push us further into the retired agent’s camp,” Tim Steller of the Arizona Daily Star admitted. “You can’t read the few filings that have been unsealed in the case without wondering why the Justice Department is going to such extremes and spending so much on what is, at base, a relatively minor contractual dispute that could have ended years ago.”
Dobyns gained fame after infiltrating the Hells Angels and writing about his experiences in the New York Times bestseller, “No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner-Circle of the Hells Angels.” He has since been the subject of numerous reports focused on retaliation he has been subjected to for coming forward with information exposing official wrongdoing. He was also instrumental in providing background information on management personalities and practices involved in the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” scandal.
Curiously—and almost certainly not coincidentally—Deputy Attorney General James Cole resigned and Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation at the same time that Judge Allegra alleged that DOJ committed fraud against the court and threatened witnesses. The DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) then refused to investigate the attorneys charged with fraud and the allegations of witness intimidation.
Orders to bury these criminal investigations could only come from the top of the Department of Justice, and it is highly unlikely that such decisions could be made without White House involvement.
At Townhall.com, Katie Pavlich has also printed a lengthy article covering the developing scandal.
The left-leaning mainstream media has refused to cover these allegations of criminal behavior by high-level DOJ officials, proving their obvious partisanship. If seven DOJ attorneys had been accused of fraud and witness intimidation under the prior administration we can be sure it would be the lead news story, every day, for weeks on end. If the Bush DOJ had then attempted to bury investigations into criminal activity by their own, reporters at CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, would have already fingered the President himself as the culprit would and been calling for impeachment.
The DOJ’s behavior is indefensible, and their actions clearly criminal.
I’d strongly suggest that people contact their Senators and Representatives and demand a thorough investigation by the House and Senate Oversight committees.
President Obama owes us answers, and we should not rest until his Administration is held accountable for this apparent criminal conspiracy.