Highly-decorated and internationally-known ATF Special Agent and New York Times Best Selling author ("No Angel", 2009), Jay "Jaybird" Dobyns, is about to open up an Obama deficit-sized can of whoopass on the top management of ATF, the Department of Justice, Eric With-Holder, and the Obama Administration itself.
On Monday, June 15th, Jay's lawsuit against ATF/DOJ will finally go trial in the United States Court of Federal Claims (Case No. 08-700C). Judge Francis M. Allegra will preside and decide the case (there will be no jury). The hearing will be split between Phoenix, AZ and Washington, D.C. Veteran trial attorney James B. "Jim" Reed of the law firm, Baird, Williams and Greer of Phoenix, will represent Dobyns, against a large cabal of government lawyers.
At primary issue, are the following acts by ATF and DOJ at the highest levels:
- ATF’s repeated, deliberate, grossly negligent, malicious and profoundly unlawful failure to protect one of its own federal agent against validated threats of violence and death made against Dobyns and his wife and children, by some of the most dangerous and violent criminals and criminal gangs on the planet.
- Multiple and flagrant breaches of contract, violations of federal law and ATF and/or DOJ policies: After being found guilty of numerous violations of law and policy, ATF previously reached and signed an agreement with Dobyns promising to never again retaliate against him, fail to protect him and his family, or violate its own regulations and policies. It took just a matter of months for ATF to flush that agreement down the toilet and give Dobyns no other alternative but to sue them once again. The government's conduct in this case epitomizes the words, "bad faith".
- Multiple, substantial and willfully deliberate acts of felony perjury and obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, unlawful retaliation and other criminal conduct on the part of senior and mid-level ATF managers. Many of these officials also played key roles in the “Operation Fast and Furious” scandal, which directly led to the violent deaths of several American law enforcement officers and hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens at the hands of narco-terrorists that were knowingly armed with military-grade weapons by ATF and the Obama Administration. Several of the guilty managers have resigned, been fired or are now hiding out in the U.S. or abroad while criminal and/or administrative disciplinary actions are pending.
The most amazing part about this trial, aside from the almost unbelievably illegal and unethical ATF/DOJ conduct leading up to it, is the very fact that the government is apparently going to allow it to take place. Dobyns and his attorney have captured voluminous sworn testimony that proves beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt that his allegations are factually true, and moreover, that several senior law enforcement officials have committed unmistakable felony perjury, and conspired to obstruct justice, unlawfully suppress, withhold or destroy evidence, and engaged in numerous illegal acts of retaliation and prohibited personnel practices in order to unfairly smear, defame, crush, bankrupt and personally destroy Dobyns, simply because he had the temerity to stand up against government corruption, fraud and abuse.
If this trial actually does take place, it seems almost inevitable that not only will Dobyns be awarded very substantial damages due to the illegal, wilful and malicious nature of ATF/DOJ’s actions, but that several senior ATF managers will be criminally charged and very likely go to jail. That the government would allow such a Titanic of a losing case to proceed in open court, thus throwing itself and several of its top co-conspirators under the bus, is an inexplicable and idiotic waste of taxpayer dollars. But of course, is this the least bit surprising in light of recent revelations?
Judge Allegra has ruled that the trial will not be open to the media or general public, apparently to prevent having to interrupt the proceedings and clear the courtroom when sensitive or classified evidence is presented. He has not yet issued a ruling as to whether the parties are prohibited from speaking to the media or providing ongoing hearing updates (to CUATF.org, for example). We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.
Please join us in wishing Dobyns and his legal team the very best as they take the good fight to one of the most powerful, mean-spirited and arrogantly corrupt leviathans that has ever existed (the upper management and legal attack dogs of ATF and DOJ).