He’s the guy at the ATF that was all worried that he was going to take all the blame for Fast and Furious at the ATF. So he told Representative Issa.
Just because he was on paid leave and still full-time salary from ATF while also drawing a 6 figure income from J P Morgan, for a half a year. Mr. McMahon signed and approved documents on Fast and Furious that he told Congress’s Ethics Committee that he hadn’t seen. He was the main link between the ATF headquarters and the Phoenix Field Office and directly responsible for the approval of the purchase and transfer of 900 weapons into the hands of the Mexican cartel. He gave false testimony to Congress about singing wiretap approvals for Fast and Furious.
Mr. McMahon states that he had been derelict in his duty in signing things without reading them. No word on whether he also considered it dereliction to have lied about it to the Congressional Inspector General. Hope not since that’s at least half of what he got the J P Morgan payoff for.
Just wondering who at J P Morgan was in on it, and what sort of payoff that Presbo and company were planning for them, if they just helped with the payoff for sweeping it under the rug, err, bus.
Don’t bother looking for this in the lib-prog media.
add) Got to thinking about this some more. 6 figure use to sound like such a lot of money. $100K is 6 figure. Isn’t that what they pay the secretaries and office janitors at J P Morgan? Sure hope Billy was holding out for the high-end of 6 figure. Something worthy of his silence. Not something insulting like the measly $150k that they tried to pay off Reverend Wright with, who has info to blow the top off this presidency. I expect that the Rev has since been adequately compensated, which is why we are not hearing from him. That low-end of 6 figure is what they gave to Reverend Jesse just to not show up, and Jesse had nutthin’.
No, Billy ought to be handsomely rewarded. Why, just a book deal would be worth a mill. And the speaking engagements. And the talk shows. And having your name plastered across the headlines, written into the history books, and echoing across the heavens on all the major radio and TV media. Leno and McMahon. That’s a lot to give up. “Play ball or you’ll never work in this town again and we’ll take your pension.” Really? Bill? You’d be working for the next 10 years, or as long as you like and then still be able to retire with the house, pool, beach condo, and big horsepower toys paid for. Joe the Plumber had his own radio show. He’s the darling of the conservative groups. That kind of fame and notoriety could be yours, Bill. Not to mention likely saving the country from a second and dictatorial Presbo term.
6 figure indeed. That’s barely enough to buy 30 pieces of silver.