John Dodson, the federal agent who blew the whistle on the controversial “Fast and Furious” weapons scheme, says he is still hanging onto his job — by a thread.
“It was such an atrocious program, it was so misguided, idiotic, maybe even they can have a hard time justifying or finding a reason to be able to terminate me over bringing to light the faults with the program,” Dodson told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
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Dodson is the author of “The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious,” which chronicles how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allowed weapons from the United States to pass into the hands of gun smugglers so they could be traced to Mexican drug cartels.
That resulted in an orgy of violence that could be traced back to those weapons.
“We knew that these straw purchasers were buying these firearms 15, 20, 25 a day from the same dealer, and we knew that these weapons were going to be trafficked nearly immediately to some of the most violent criminal organizations that this part of the world’s ever seen, and yet we did nothing to stop it,” Dodson, an ATF agent, said Wednesday.
“Nobody’s ever explained where this started from, who thought this was a good idea, and how no one’s been held accountable for it.”
Dodson said a number of agents involved in “Fast and Furious” have been punished for blowing the whistle on the ill-fated project.
“There were several other agents that stood up as well, not as high-profile as I did, but they put just as much on the line, had as much skin in the game as I did,” he said.
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