It’s the kind of news you want to start and end with curse words. William McMahon is the Western Director for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency. He is accused of clear involvement in Operation Fast and Furious and in the video below, Congressman Darrell Issa says McMahon will probably be referred for criminal prosecution. Unbelievable, but McMahon is on leave from the Government to take a “six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan, a major investment bank.” He is pulling down a six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan and a six-figure salary from taxpayers, which enable him to keep his retirement benefits. (the video below wants to auto-play, so scroll to the bottom and click the button to stop it if the auto-play bothers you).
Senator Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa are asking why the Government would approve such a lucrative deal for McMahon. My guess is that this is the payoff for keeping silent on what went down in Fast and Furious.
“Under any reading of the relevant personnel regulations, it appears that ATF management was under no obligation to approve this sort of arrangement,” wrote Issa and Grassley. “Given McMahon’s outsized role in the Fast and Furious scandal, the decision to approve an extended annual leave arrangement in order to attain pension eligibility and facilitate full-time, outside employment while still collecting a full-time salary at ATF raises a host of questions about both the propriety of the arrangement and the judgment of ATF management.”
Issa and Grassley say the ATF has made it possible for McMahon to “double dip for nearly half a year by receiving two full-time paychecks — one from the taxpayer and one from the private sector.”
They noted that the treatment of McMahon is “in sharp contrast” to how the ATF has treated whistleblowers such as Special Agent John Dodson, “who is told he must wait until the Inspector General’s report is complete before the agency will even consider his simple request for a statement retracting the false statements made about him by agency leadership.”
Issa says that McMahon perjured himself in front of Congress, saying he did not see documents that he actually signed. Issa asks why J.P. Morgan would want to hire someone who lies to Congress and will likely face criminal prosecution. Maybe J.P. Morgan owes the Obama administration in some big way.
According to the final congressional report on Fast and Furious, William McMahon was a supervisor at ATF headquarters who served as a “crucial link” between ATF headquarters and the Phoenix Field Division.
“He received a wealth of information about Fast and Furious” — including the fact that straw purchasers had bought over 900 firearms, many of which ended up in Mexico — “but did not view it as his role as supervisor to ask questions about events in the field. He has publicly admitted to having failed in his duty to read information presented to him about the case.”
The report says McMahon rubber stamped critical documents that came across his desk without reading them.
McMahon also “gave false testimony to Congress about signing applications for wiretap intercepts in Fast and Furious,” the report says. Source: CNS News
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is dead from guns illegally supplied by our Government, while armed with a bean bag gun to protect himself and our border.
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Darrell Issa on William McMahon’s Double Dipping and Criminal Activity (video)