New Revelations about Fast & Furious: Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
As the Daily Caller reports, two days ago Darrel Issa and Charles Grassley sent a letter to the inspector general of the Justice Department. The letter noted some disturbing behavior by a senior ATF official.
Specifically, as Issa and Grassley charge, shortly after Fast and Furious revelations became public, Scot Thomasson, the chief of the Public Affairs division of ATF stated, "We need to get whatever dirt we can on these guys [the whistleblowers] and take them down." The letter also alleges that Thomasson said, "All these whistleblowers have axes to grind. ATF needs to [expletive] these guys."
Even more remarkable, as the letter notes, ATF senior officials have placed two of the main whistleblowers under the supervision of Thomasson. Issa and Grassley have asked the inspector general to investigate why this has happened.