Source: U.S. to allow ATF agent to write 'Fast and Furious' book, not profit from it
October 16th, 2013
10:03 AM ET
12 months ago

Source: U.S. to allow ATF agent to write 'Fast and Furious' book, not profit from it

Washington (CNN) - A federal agent will be allowed to write a book with an insider's account of Operation Fast and Furious, reversing an earlier government attempt to block publication for "morale" reasons. However, John Dodson, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, won't be allowed to make money on the book.

A U.S. law enforcement official familiar with the matter says the Justice Department, ATF and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will review Dodson's manuscript and, after making redactions to protect sensitive law enforcement information, will clear it for publication. However, federal employee guidelines prohibit Dodson and other active agents from making a profit from their work in law enforcement, the official said.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    Why do I get the feeling that the publisher will be Regnery ...

    October 16, 2013 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  2. Tampa Tim

    Data – According to Fox News, it has already sold two million copies. Just kidding.

    October 16, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. Pete

    Maybe this author,writer will come out with facts and sink the conspiracy freaks that republicans really are ..Throw in Benghazi as well if you want for good measure ,reading because now you don't hear a peep from Issa,republicans on this issue anymore do yah because its a failed attempt to discredit someone that never should of been discredited in Hillary!!

    October 16, 2013 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. Data Driven

    @Tampa Tim,

    I get the joke, but here's what's really funny: political action committees and other conservative organizations buy up right-wing literature in bulk in order to boost sales rankings, especially on online retailers like Amazon. Fascinating piece on this in Salon (I think) a few years ago.

    October 16, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    -Tampa Tim

    Data – According to Fox News, it has already sold two million copies. Just kidding.
    ************
    wonder how long it will take for it to be marked down to half-price?

    October 16, 2013 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  6. Thomas

    Sounds like a great Christmas gift for Darrell Issa .

    I was going to send him the the FreedomWoks version of Green Eggs and Ham .

    October 16, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    That's because they know there is no point in doing so, if he can't profit from it. Nothing but a government way of stopping it, without appearing to stop it.

    October 16, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |