Skip to comments.DOJ withheld 'Fast and Furious' whistleblower memo
Posted on 07/17/2012 9:09:18 AM PDT by Nachum
The Justice Department has withheld from Congress memos showing that senior officials inside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began preparing as early as February 2011 to treat the agents who unmasked the bungled Fast and Furious gun operation as whistleblowers.
The memos, obtained by the Washington Guardian, were triggered by the agents' allegations, Justice officials confirmed. In them, ATF officials in Washington instructed field supervisors not to retaliate against the agents in Arizona who complained they had been ordered to let semiautomatic weapons flow to suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels rather than interdicting them.
Even as the warning was being sent, Obama administration political appointees were publicly undercutting the agents credibility, insisting to Congress that ATF never knowingly let weapons cross the border into Mexicos violent drug wars - a denial that turned out to be false.
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Me thinks Issa is starting a steady drip of leaks that will start to reveal the extent of Fast and Furious. He doesn’t need Justice to turn over the documents - he has them. And he is doling them out carefully.
This is a way to get them to “fess up” to things they may not already know, and get to more of the truth. Justice probably doesn’t know for sure all of what Issa knows.
Looks like another news outlet too, they hate
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OBAMA, WITHHOLDER and HILLARY are probably all going down for the disatrous IDEALOGICAL SCHEME Fast and Furious. The more the obama regime is exposed to the american people the faster it collaspes. After the November elections those involved in the fiasco will be out of a job and in prison.
Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
Looks like the felon tag is going to bite them in the a$$.
“Even as the warning was being sent, Obama administration political appointees were publicly undercutting the agents credibility...”
And it has gotten steadily worse since then. Intimidation, fear for their families, possibly fear for their very lives permeates the existence of agents who want to speak now but will not.
G-d help them and G-d help this country .