Lying, abusive, miserable excuse for a lawman.
Who apparently pretty much got away with it(unless you count being allowed to resign as sufficient punishment).
And, while we're at it, why the HELL didn't the prosecutors look at the video sooner?
Why Nobody Trusts Federal Agents: because you can run guns to Mexico and help get hundreds killed, you can lie to Congress, sign false documents, and otherwise behave like cartel members and the friggin' directors of ATF won't do shit.
The Justice Department had called for the firing of William Newell, who was the special agent in charge of the operation, and a suspension for case agent Hope MacAllister. Newell was not fired and MacAllister was only reprimanded. The ATF did follow the suggestion of the DoJ to demote David Both, reports The Blaze.
Todd Jones didn’t take over as ATF director until August 2013, so he was not directly involved with the scandal. However, he was director when the agency decided to give ATF officials involved lesser penalties than the DoJ reccommended.
Directly connected: When the .gov lies all the time, why should we worry about telling the truth to them?
And yet more lying oathbreaking bastards in government:
"According to Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, 'There have been queries, using U.S. person identifiers, of communications lawfully acquired to obtain foreign intelligence targeting non-U.S. persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States. These queries were performed pursuant to minimization procedures approved by the Fisa court and consistent with the statute and the fourth amendment.' Basically, if you communicated with someone that is 'reasonably believed' to be a terrorist, you've lost constitutional protection against searches without a warrant, according to the NSA.
Cops lie under oath and put innocent people in jail, and face no charges; prosecutors break the law and pay no penalty, and whine in rage when someone threatens them with penalty; every friggin' agency lies, and the IRS abuses power for political purposes AND NOTHING HAPPENS TO THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE... Kevin may be right, it may be too late to start shooting the bastards.