And the general public actually believes that some of the controversial content found in your average political thriller is pure fiction. Well, I'm sorry to say it isn't. Extortion. Blackmail. Slander. That's par for the course in D.C. when uncomfortable secrets get out. The federal government at it's core has always been conniving and ruthless, but this Obama machine is beyond brash and more outrageous than prior administrations in that they'll tell you point blank that it isn't them on the video tape. They have no sense of discretion whatsoever or even exhibit the slightest appearance of guilt when they are caught red-handed.
BTW It is believed Issa has wiretapped audio in his possession of the either ATF or Obama Admin liaisons confirming their intimate knowledge of the program in question. So we will see what will happen going forward. Hopefully, Issa doesn't end up like Breitbart.In a Friday letter to the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Grassley and Issa said they’re now concerned retaliation is much more likely following Thursday’s votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress.
“We just learned that ATF senior management placed two of the main whistleblowers who have testified before Congress about Fast and Furious under the supervision of someone who vowed to retaliate against them,” they wrote before describing how senior political figures have made dangerous threats before.
Grassley and Issa said that in early 2011, right around the time Grassley first made public the whistleblowers’ allegations about Fast and Furious, Scot Thomasson – then the chief of the ATF’s Public Affairs Division – said, according to an eyewitness account: “We need to get whatever dirt we can on these guys [the whistleblowers] and take them down.”
Thomasson also allegedly said that: “All these whistleblowers have axes to grind. ATF needs to f—k these guys.”
According to Grassley and Issa, when Thomasson was asked about whistleblowers’ allegations that guns were allowed to walk, Thomasson said he “didn’t know and didn’t care.”
Grassley and Issa have given Horowitz until July 6 to answer whether Thomasson was “admonished” for those threats against whistleblowers, how he got his job in the first place and how the DOJ and ATF are going to make sure he doesn’t retaliate against whistleblowers moving forward.