Skip to comments.Fast And Furious Promotions?
Posted on 08/17/2011 4:55:08 PM PDT by Kaslin
Scandal: As guns funneled by the ATF into Mexico continue to show up at crime scenes, three key supervisors of an operation that resulted in the deaths of two U.S. agents get moved up instead of fired.
Considering the unmitigated disaster that came from a program allegedly designed to track and capture gun traffickers, we would have expected a wave of resignations and dismissals, starting with Attorney General Eric Holder. Instead, we get kudos and career advancement.
William McMahon, who was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' deputy director of operations in the West, where the program was focused, as well as William Newell and David Voth, field supervisors in the ATF's Phoenix office, have all received new management positions at ATF headquarters in Washington, D.C.
A cynic would suggest that this was so the agency could keep tabs on the trio in the wake of investigations by Rep. Darrell Issa's House Government Operations and Oversight Committee and other boards. Both ATF and the Justice Department have been pressuring witnesses as well as withholding documents.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who last week demanded that Holder immediately brief his office regarding the "scope and details of any past or present ATF gun-walking programs" in his state, said until Holder and the department "come clean" on the investigation, "it is inconceivable to reward those who spearheaded this disastrous operation with cushy desks in Washington."
It's staggering to us as well. The only desk or table they should be sitting at is one in front of a congressional committee and behind a stack of asked-for documents. That includes Holder, who needs to come clean as to what he knew, when he knew it and who authorized what.
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How do you bribe a government bureaucrat? A higher GS rating, a corner office, covered parking, access to higher-ups
According to Lou Dobbs, these three idiots did not get promotions but were issued lateral transfers closer to Washington DC and Issa. /s =.=
Gun control ping
They should be prosecuted under RICO