Skip to comments.Report: Security Clearances Revoked, Criminal Charges Pending For ATF Fast and Furious Officials
Posted on 11/30/2012 3:09:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
November 30, 2012
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."
Now maybe we will start getting some answers.
That will teach them a lesson all right!
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Letting people off like Newall sounds like a DOJ package deal to try and make this go away. I hope not.
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.
WithHolder was afraid they’d get a hold of classified information that implicates the 0bamatollah.
This will be fun...
Popcorn and pass me some ammo
+ it was after the election!
Now give us the name/s of who started F&F. Who signed off on it?
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Does that include Holder and Obama?
you have to put the squeeze on the guys at the bottom first ~ they’ll talk.
So true, and hopefully they’ll start squealing like rats in a trap.
That turkey’s the one that should be nailed!
There’s no scarcity of candidates for prison jump suits in the Obama administration, but I’ve got to believe Holder deserves top billing.
Get rid of the ATF, and put it’s leadership in prison.
Lawless cowboys who hate the USA.