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U.S. Attorney tried to discredit Fast and Furious whistleblower, IG says

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Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document to a Fox News reporter to discredit a whistleblower behind revelations in the Fast and Furious scandal, according to the Department of Justice Inspector General.

"Burke's disclosure of the Dodson memorandum to Levine was likely motivated by a desire to undermine Dodson's public criticisms of Operation Fast and Furious. Although Burke denied to congressional investigators that he had any retaliatory motive for his actions, we found substantial evidence to the contrary," according to the IG report.

Also within the report is information showing Burke discussed leaking the memo for the benefit of undermining Dodson. Burke has since resigned over the scandal.

Senator Chuck Grassley, who spearheaded the Fast and Furious case, in a statement made Monday said Burke's actions represent the the treatment whistleblowers receive from the Obama Administration.

"Instead of examining the allegations that came forward, the Justice Department almost immediately began to attack the credibility and good name of a dedicated federal agent upset with what he was ordered to do," Grassley said.

Go here to read the full report.--- Kelly Cohen

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