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June 29, 2012

Issa, Grassley Release Details on Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

I guess maybe this is a tax too.

“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.”

Issa and Grassley want to know if Thomasson has been admonished. But that's probably executive privilege information, too.

From JammieWearingFool. He's got a story about Democrats donating to cover the costs of Obama events-- anonymously.


The details that Issa put into the Congressional Record can be found
here.


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