Skip to comments.Fast And Furious Whistle-blower Reaches Agreement Over Retaliation Claims
Posted on 08/08/2012 6:13:22 AM PDT by marktwain
Peter Forcelli, an ATF agent who blew the whistle on management lapses in the gun trafficking scandal known as Fast and Furious, has reached an agreement with the bureau over his retaliation claims.
A lawyer for Forcelli declined to disclose the terms of the settlement because it was the product of a confidential mediation process.
"We can't reveal the details but Mr. Forcelli's smile could not be broader," lawyer Tom Devine, of the Government Accountability Project, told NPR in an interview. "This outcome was a 180 degree reversal by new management... This dispute is over."
Forcelli appeared in Congress in June 2011 to blast his supervisors and the U.S. attorney in Arizona for failing to oversee a law enforcement operation that lost track of as many as 2,000 guns along the Southwest border.
"What we have here is actually a colossal failure in leadership from within ATF, within the chain of command involved in this case, within the United States attorney's office and within DOJ as to the individuals who were aware of this strategy," Forcelli testified.
Forcelli said he never understood the strategy behind the ATF operation. To watch guns walk across the Southwest border, he said, was a recipe for disaster.
"We weren't giving guns to people who were hunting bear. We were giving guns to people who were killing other humans," he said.
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
Job security, protection from any prosecution and a whole bunch’a money ... that’s MY guess.
In fact, the government can't even enforce this even if the agent discloses the terms of the settlement.
“’We weren’t giving guns to people who were hunting bear. We were giving guns to people who were killing other humans,’ he said.”
Murder. Cold, calculated, bloody murder.
News organizations can get this info under the FOIA!!
Too bad Holder and his crew will not be the ones paying the settlement.
As always, We The People will be the ones doing that.
If the old ATF couldn’t intimidate his silence, can the new ATF buy down his testimony to amnesia over executive culpability?
“Expect a FOIA lawsuit to be filed by Judicial watch by Friday”
In fact, it seems every bit of dirt, criminal activity, fraud, anti-American activity detected from this administration brings us the same Charlie Brown/Lucy football result.
IMO, the ruling elite have gamed the system enough to guarantee an outcome in their favor the vast majority of the time. This involves the media, the judicial system, and the obviously silent congress who should be screaming about a president with dictatorial EOs issued almost weekly.
hush money at taxpayer expense
The list, Ping
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The terms: Here is some money. Keep your mouth shut.