DOJ REFERS REPORTER TO MEDIA MATTERS, SOURCE CLAIMS

by LEE STRANAHAN

Katie Dixon, a ‘confidential assistant’ in the Office of Public Affairsat the Department of Justice, reportedly sent an email toWashington Free Beacon writer C.J. Ciaramella that she had been directed to send him a link to Media Matters for America,which holds weekly “strategy calls” with the White House, in response to an inquiry  regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. In a tweet Friday evening, @CJCiaramella said:

Requested comment from DOJ re: @KatiePavlich‘s #fastandfurious book. DOJ sent me a link to a Media Matters article

He then linked to what appears to be an email from Friday, April 20th at 5:15pm from Dixon.

The screenshot of that email shows Dixon saying:

Per your request for information on a Fast and Furious book, I was told to direct your questions to the FBI and also to provide you with a link to this story:

The message then linked to a story titled Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich’s Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods.

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