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Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials
Townhall ^ | 11-30-2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 11/30/2012 3:09:51 PM PST by smoothsailing

November 30, 2012

Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials

Katie Pavlich

Washington D.C. - According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program's failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending.

Former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell, former ATF Special Agent in Charge of Operations in the West Bill McMahon and former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division George Gillett have been fired while former Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jim Needles and Field Supervisor David Voth have been demoted. Hope McAllister, the lead case agent for Fast and Furious, has been put on leave and transferred out of Phoenix according to reports. McMahon and ATF came under heavy fire just a few months ago after it was revealed McMahon had been receiving ATF paid leave while pulling a six figure salary from J.P. Morgan, the same bank that owns the bureau's credit cards.

In addition to involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, the consequences for these officials come as a result of their handling of the Jay Dobyns' arson case. All are expected to receive full retirement benefits.

The ATF Public Affairs Division did not return calls for comment. The Department of Justice Inspector General's Office said they would get back to Townhall with a comment "sometime next week."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; atfcriminalcharges; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; jaimezapata; obama; terry; zapata

1 posted on 11/30/2012 3:09:58 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Now maybe we will start getting some answers.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 3:13:32 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: smoothsailing
All are expected to receive full retirement benefits.

That will teach them a lesson all right!

3 posted on 11/30/2012 3:14:47 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: smoothsailing
Well, this is good news for a start but names from Holder's DOJ are conspicuously absent, I guess we can hope.
4 posted on 11/30/2012 3:16:44 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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5 posted on 11/30/2012 3:19:29 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Letting people off like Newall sounds like a DOJ package deal to try and make this go away. I hope not.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 3:27:17 PM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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To: smoothsailing
Translation: low and mid-level bureaucrats responsible for not adequately covering up F&F, leading to a huge embarrassment and a gaping potential liability will be sacrificed, and in doing so will further scatter accounts and testimonies to the four winds, making an independent investigation all that much harder. There.
7 posted on 11/30/2012 3:43:48 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: smoothsailing
It is likely that most are career government employees.

In Bill Gertz's 2008 book The Failure Factory he wrote "The U.S. government today is in crisis. The power of bureaucrats -- unelected government officials -- has grown wildly out of control . . . dominated by left-liberal political activists . . . with their own agenda."

In the book he was talking about the problems the Bush Administration had.. now of course the Obama Administration is just as radical. But even without the Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us the aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and the bratty ideological issue of same no doubt work to destroy the Second Amendment on their own.

8 posted on 11/30/2012 3:47:19 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: smoothsailing

WithHolder was afraid they’d get a hold of classified information that implicates the 0bamatollah.


9 posted on 11/30/2012 3:54:34 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: smoothsailing

This will be fun...

Popcorn and pass me some ammo

TT


10 posted on 11/30/2012 4:00:13 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: SpaceBar

+ it was after the election!


11 posted on 11/30/2012 4:01:50 PM PST by glorgau
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To: smoothsailing


12 posted on 11/30/2012 4:05:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: smoothsailing

Now give us the name/s of who started F&F. Who signed off on it?


13 posted on 11/30/2012 4:08:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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14 posted on 11/30/2012 4:16:42 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: smoothsailing
Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials

Does that include Holder and Obama?

15 posted on 11/30/2012 4:32:39 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

you have to put the squeeze on the guys at the bottom first ~ they’ll talk.


16 posted on 11/30/2012 4:33:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

So true, and hopefully they’ll start squealing like rats in a trap.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 4:39:41 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

18 posted on 11/30/2012 4:44:08 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Don Corleone

19 posted on 11/30/2012 4:49:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That turkey’s the one that should be nailed!


20 posted on 11/30/2012 4:53:08 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

There’s no scarcity of candidates for prison jump suits in the Obama administration, but I’ve got to believe Holder deserves top billing.


21 posted on 11/30/2012 5:02:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Get rid of the ATF, and put it’s leadership in prison.

Lawless cowboys who hate the USA.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 5:05:46 PM PST by gaijin
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