The danger to the Obama administration of the truth from Fast and Furious getting out is made clear in this video from the new ATF director, B. Todd Jones. There is something really bad being hidden by Holder, Obama and the ATF or Jones would not have come out with this thinly veiled threat to whistleblowers.
M Catharine Evans at americanthinker.com highlighted the thuggery:
The Washington Guardian just released a July 9 video (below) featuring Acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones warning agents not to step outside the chain of command.
Jones, a Minnesota U.S. Attorney and Holder crony, was tapped by the Attorney General to step in after former acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson was ousted and reassigned over his role in Operation Fast and Furious.
Jones told the Washington Post he was “excited” about restoring morale at the embattled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Veteran agents who have watched this explosive video interpreted Jones’ latest in a series of ‘Changecasts’ as a warning to keep their mouths shut.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, a leading figure in the Fast and Furious investigation was outraged that Jones “a leader of a major organization of any department, particularly law enforcement, would have the temerity to make those sort of comments…You can’t put up with agency heads like this having this attitude.”
The Jones video comes just days after the Washington Guardian reported the DOJ withheld vital memos from congressional investigators regarding Fast and Furious whistleblowers.
It appears the DOJ and the White House are going to extraordinary lengths to cover up an operation they supposedly knew nothing about.
Chairman Issa, the dogged Republican Congressman from California was asked his opinion of this on Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” show on Fox News.
VAN SUSTEREN: Now, lawmakers are calling the video message ominous and scary. Is it really meant to chill whistleblowers? House Oversight chair Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley firing off a letter to ATF acting director Todd Jones to find out.
Chairman Issa joins us. So what do you think of this video?
REP. DARRELL ISSA, HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Greta, I don’t think your viewers can reach any other conclusion except this is a thinly veiled threat, telling people, Don’t go to the press, don’t go to Congress, even if the chain of command isn’t working, which is really what happened in Fast and Furious.
It wasn’t that ATF people weren’t screaming bloody murder. It’s they weren’t being listened to by Justice or by some of their leaders.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, were your whistleblowers ATF?
VAN SUSTEREN: So I guess you draw the conclusion that this is — that this video was a statement to other whistleblowers within ATF.
What they are doing at the DOJ is chilling. If everything was above board there would be no need for an ATF director to even make these threats.
So now the mainstream media is going along with this warning to whistleblowers. Gee, in 2002 (the dreaded Bush years) Time magazine saw fit to make “The Whistleblowers” Time’s person of the year. Three women, one from Worldcom, one from the FBI and one from Enron were plastered on the cover. Lauded, heralded, rewarded because they had critical things to say about those agencies.
But in the Obama administration whistleblowers are scum. The cancer of Chicago politics has metastasized. They’ve warned you: Stay away or you may end up dead.