Gunrunner: ATF official granted paid leave so that he can collect a second six figure salary with JP Morgan
The Department of Injustice has finished its investigation into the deadly operation known as Fast and Furious and while it will be about a month before we learn the results of this investigation Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley have more questions.
We already knew that three people involved in the deadly operation received promotions–Eric Holder prefers to call them reassignments–to cushy jobs in Washington DC and I believe this was to persuade them to remain silent on the scandal.
We also know that at least three people who work for Barack Obama in the White House were informed about Fast and Furious as the operation was ongoing, and that once the investigation started getting to close to Barack Obama Darrell Issa requested to speak to White House aide Kevin O’Reilly only to be informed that he was unavailable for comment because he had been reassigned to Iraq.
Payoffs and punishments lead one to believe this is part of a massive cover up, and today we learned that Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley want to know how it could be that a man in the center of the Fast and Furious scandal was allowed to take a PAID leave from the ATF so that he could work a second job and collect a second six figure salary.
Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are demanding to know why a top ATF official involved in Operation Fast and Furious remains on paid leave from ATF — while simultaneously drawing a six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan, a major investment bank.
Under any reading of the relevant personnel regulations, it appears that ATF management was under no obligation to approve this sort of arrangement,” wrote Issa and Grassley. “Given McMahon’s outsized role in the Fast and Furious scandal, the decision to approve an extended annual leave arrangement in order to attain pension eligibility and facilitate full-time, outside employment while still collecting a full-time salary at ATF raises a host of questions about both the propriety of the arrangement and the judgment of ATF management.
Bill McMahon is at the center of the scandal and yet Eric Holder and the Department of Injustice and the ATF have granted him a leave of absence so that he can earn two six figure paychecks at the same time as well as build a pension J.P. Morgan.
I would like to know the answer to this question as well: Is this yet another payoff in return for silence? Or is it a reward for his loyalty because Eric Holder is going to make him the fall guy in the investigation which was just handed over to Darrell Issa?
Whatever the case may be one thing is for certain; there is no way this is ethical but I would expect nothing less. The cover up continues…..