Figures – Fast and Furious whistleblowers were threatened with retaliation
Hey, it’s the Chicago way. Expose corruption and wrong doing, get threatened and retaliated against. Daily Caller has an article stating how a letter to the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz from Chuck Grassley and Darrel Issa said they’re now concerned retaliation is much more likely following the vote to hold corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress. The former chief of the ATF’s Public Affairs Division allegedly said they need to get ‘dirt’ on the whistle-blowers and ‘take them down.’ Oh, and he also allegedly said that the ATF needs to fu*k these guys.
“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.”