for the right reasons, it'll be to try to cover Gunwalker up as much as possible to protect the higher-level people. Like Holder and Napolitano and Obama and Mueller:
Multiple sources, including sources from ATF, DOJ and Congressional offices have said there is a white paper circulating within the Department of Justice, outlining the essential elimination of ATF. According to sources, the paper outlines the firing of at least 450 ATF agents in an effort to conduct damage control as Operation Fast and Furious gets uglier and as election day 2012 gets closer. ATF agents wouldn’t be reassigned to other positions, just simply let go. Current duties of ATF, including the enforcement of explosives and gun laws, would be transferred to other agencies, possibly the FBI and the DEA. According to a congressional source, there have been rumblings about the elimination of ATF for quite sometime, but the move would require major political capital to actually happen.
The DEA? What the hell does the DEA have to do with firearms or explosives? And aren't they too busy screwing over doctors and patients who use 'too much' in the way of pain relievers to get their hands dirty with this?