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Gunrunner: ATF official granted paid leave so that he can collect a second six figure salary with JP Morgan

August 23, 2012

  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…..

24 Comments leave one →
  1. LD Jackson permalink
    August 23, 2012 8:20 pm

    You’re right, Steve. The cover up continues. Unless something changes, I seriously doubt we will ever know the full extent of Fast and Furious, or how far the Obama administration went to cover it up.


  2. bunkerville permalink
    August 23, 2012 8:30 pm

    There is a whole lot more to this “Bil” fellow. We just need to follow the money.


  3. August 23, 2012 8:50 pm

    They are so blatant about their corruption. They know thry are untouchable. It makes me sick.


    • August 23, 2012 8:52 pm

      That;s the thing Jim, they know they are going to get away with this and so they are not worried about how this looks.


  4. Lujack Skylark permalink
    August 23, 2012 11:09 pm

    You should post your comments on Obama at: (Let more people know)


    • cmblake6 permalink
      August 24, 2012 1:54 am

      So link it at your forum! Do the reblog thing. Steve is an excellent writer/researcher, link him!


    • August 24, 2012 6:06 am

      Thanks, I will check it out and cmblake is right. We can do a link swap if you would like.


  5. cmblake6 permalink
    August 24, 2012 1:55 am

    Reblogged this on Cmblake6's Weblog and commented:
    This is deeply thought provoking, and all breakable objects should be out of your reach when you read it.


  6. August 24, 2012 7:40 am

    Talk about the fix being in!


  7. barbarafromnyc permalink
    August 25, 2012 2:06 pm

    I don’t see Holder being arrested, behind bars or the prosecution of him going forward. Therefore, the investigation is not over! I’ll be more than dissappointed if Issa settles for this and doesn’t fully complete the investigation, charge those who lied to congress, were responsible for the gun walking and more. Anything less only serves the left’s charges that this was done for political advantage instead of getting at the truth.

    Finish the job that was started!


    • August 25, 2012 6:47 pm

      I agree and I don’t thin Issa has any intention on dropping this investigation. It will all hinge on the challenge to free the documents Obama sealed through executive order.


  8. August 27, 2012 12:49 pm

    Great post. JP Morgan pretty much has owned our country for 100 years now as far as I can figure. It makes sense that McMahon would be one of their “boys”. I’ll have to do a map on this guy and see what else he’s into.


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