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Call it some long-delayed house cleaning, now that the election is over and there’s no longer a political penalty to pay. I call it too little and far too late. Either way, the ATFE has reportedly fired, demoted or revoked the security clearances of several key F&F conspirators. The major news outlets have been quiet as a dormouse about this development, but lays it all out:

Former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell, former ATF Special Agent in Charge of Operations in the West Bill McMahon, and former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division George Gillett were fired. Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jim Needles and Field Supervisor David Voth were demoted. Lead case agent Hope McAllister was placed on leave and transferred out of Phoenix…

In August it was revealed Agent McMahon was collecting a six figure salary from JP Morgan in the Philippines. JP Morgan owns the ATF’s credit cards. At the same time, he was on paid leave by the ATF.

Despite these developments, the agents will receive full retirement benefits.

After the damage they’ve done to international relations, Brian Terry (and his family) and hundreds of Mexican citizens, it’s nice to know they’ll still have enough scratch to hit the links in Boca, isn’t it. Maybe they’ll be classy like O.J. Simpson and devote the rest of their lives to finding Terry’s killers.

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  1. How about some criminal charges now? Straw sales are illegal after all and those guys directed people to commit straw sales. And how about treason charges? If arming a foreign criminal/terrorist organization isn’t aiding and abetting enemies of the U.S., I don’t know what is.

  2. How sad is the State of our Union,when a dead ghetto rat in Texas gets more public attention for justice then a Border Patol agent killed by his own government.

    I weep for the future.

  3. Too little to late but still good to see some liberal ATF heads rolling. Obama is letting these fall to protect himself and Holder. He hope by letting some minor fish get fried he can let the situation with F&F fizzle out. Hope Sen Issa nails them all.

    • youre absolutely right and its the same story over and over again with washington.

      bloody barack is trying to cover his own ass and make himself look good.

      nothing will satisfy me more than to see ALL of the heads of the ATF (and IRS, DEA, FBI, CIA, NSA, HS, etc) thrown into a solitary confinement cell in the ADX Florence Supermax alongside those that have infringed upon our constitution and aided in arming criminals, selling drugs, and murder. the guilt free agents? thrown out on the street in the unemployment line.

      Im f–king sick and tired of paying for these losers to do whatever they want with no consequences. oh here’s the kicker: if i dont pay up, they’ll kill my dogs, splinter my handmade doors with breaching charges, throw my wife on the ground with a gun to her head, steal my land and lock me in a cage. yup. that is the amerika i wore a uniform to protect LOL.

    • I think they want to keep those guys from going public with their insider information. Some of those guys look like enforcers and hit men for the mob which actually was their role with the ATF.

      • Aharon, America is sooooo stoopid that we’d elect Obama to a third term even if the MSM ran nudie picures of him with a goat. Frankly, nothing that the ATF guys could do or say would hurt him. He’s teflon.

  4. Another history lesson for us all. What? 4,000 years of recorded history? The insiders ALMOST always get a free ride. Meanwhile, the little people………get the short end of the stick.

    I guess what amuses me the most, is all the outrage I hear from people. In my 60 years of this, it is business as usual. I think I was about 12 years old when it became no surprise to me.

    If you do not like it, vote out any and all, in every political office, regardless of party. NONE of these people in office are representing “the people”.

  5. While we are the subject. How about American citizens get off their duff and take responsibility for their country? First, get rid of the crooks we have now (see prior post). Then, make these changes with our elected federal representatives:

    1. Term limits.
    2. No private retirement or medical. Use social security, medicaid, medicare.
    3. Reduce their ridiculous salaries and benefits.
    4. Reduce the size and cost of their staffs.
    5. No amnesty or immunity from criminal charges. No protection against civil liability.
    6. Line item veto for President.
    7. Term limits on Supreme Court Judges.
    8. Subject to recall with popular vote.
    9. Automatically lose job, and any benefits if convicted of a felony. Also, required to serve time in Maximum security federal prison, in the general population.

    That would be day 1. Later, we could work on State and local gov.

  6. I am curious to see if there is sufficient grounds for a civil action against these bastards . . .

  7. Well, we’ve gone from “the buck stops here” to “it’s not my job” in a fairly short span of time. Too bad, this country had potential.

  8. This is the perfect scandal to snare a Democrat president. Because every option is immoral. Let the Mexicans shoot each other up with American guns? That’s just wrong. Prevent the sale of American guns to Mexico? That violates the 2nd Amendment. Let the sales go forward, then follow the guns to the criminals and bust them? A fed will end up dead, and it’ll be Obama’s fault! Perfect.

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