08/14/12 ATF Threats
Eric Holder is the first attorney-general in history to have been issued a contempt citation for refusing to cooperate in the investigation. The Justice Department has refused to enforce the citation.
There’s more. Recently, this station helped break the story in which the ATF director threatened agents. It was ATF whistleblowers — acting in accordance with federal law — who reported Fast & Furious when their own agency ridiculed their concerns that lives could be lost.
Last month, in a videotaped message that was required viewing, [Acting] Director [B.] Todd Jones threatened agents there would be “consequences” to future whistleblowers who don’t “play by the rules.”
I urge you to watch the video on our website. It’s chilling. It’s illegal. And you won’t hear about it anywhere else.