Thursday, May 19, 2011

Apparently BATFE and DOJ are getting real nervous

about what's come out and what may be about to:
CBS News has learned that virtually all the top ATF managers in Phoenix involved in the controversial "Fast and Furious" operation have been reassigned and replaced. The shake-up comes in the wake of the gunwalking scandal in which ATF allegedly allowed more than 2500 weapons to hit the streets or "walk."

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Bill Newell has been replaced by the former Detroit SAC Tom Brandon. Newell was reassigned to ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. shortly after CBS News interviewed an ATF agent-turned-whistleblower about the alleged gunwalking
It's transfers as opposed to, oh, firings and such, which probably means they want to get them more out-of-sight; especially with things like this happening:
Within the past few days DEA in Phoenix was survielling what they believed to be a dope load. A traffic stop was executed. The haul was not drugs but instead 50 to 60 AK-47’s, wrapped in cellophane and intended for Mexico that were purchased during Fast and Furious. DEA has the guns and ATF is reportedly scrambling to take possession of the guns from DEA to avoid further bad publicity.

And Grassley has a new letter for Holder; no time to read it now, but Codrea says very specific question are asked.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

If you didn't know better, you'd think the people involved in "gunwalking" were in the pay of the cartels.
It would explain an awful lot about the intractability of the drug "war".