Late Friday afternoon, Senator Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa sent a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Their concern? More ATF whistleblower retaliation. It has been well documented that ATF likes to retaliate against those who tell the truth to expose corruption within the bureau. Whether it’s the case of ATF Special Agent Jay Dobyns, Vince Cefalu, John Dodson and others. However, it seems the retaliation is even worse than previously known.

According to the letter, in an eye witness account, ATF Chief of Public Affairs Scott Thomasson was none too pleased allegations of gunwalking during Operation Fast and Furious had gone public in the Spring of 2011. He allegedly stated, “All of these whistleblowers have axes to grind. ATF needs to f–k these guys,” and “we need to get whatever dirt we can on these guys and take them down”

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