Two Influential Senators Demand to See Report on Protections for FBI Whistleblowers

Steve Neavling Two powerful U.S. senators are getting impatient with a long overdue Justice Department report that is supposed to examine the effectiveness of the FBI’s whistleblower protections for bureau employees. The Oregonian reports that Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, expressed frustration that the report has not yet been released, even…

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US Attorney B. Todd Jones

Ranking Senator Questions Quickness of Confirming New ATF Head B. Todd Jones Gets

Steve Neavling Ranking Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said “very troubling allegations” have surfaced that suggest B. Todd Jones, who is President Obama’s choice to head the ATF, retaliated against a whistleblower, The Washington Times reports. The Iowa senator questioned why the confirmation hearings last week weren’t delayed while an investigation of Jones continues.  When…

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Az. U.S. Attorney’s Office Tried to Cover Up Murder Link in “Fast and Furious”, Congressional Members Say

By Allan Lengel The controversial ATF program “Operation Fast and Furious” continues to generate plenty controversy. The latest: CBS News reports that Congressional investigators say the U.S. Attorney’s office in Arizona tried covering up a link between Fast and Furious and the murder in Arizona of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. Two…

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