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So there's new developments now in the botched gun running staying at known as fast and furious two Republican lawmakers are asking attorney general Eric Holder.
-- a senior ATF official who was tied to that operation.
Is not only now on paid leave from his government job.
But also allowed to drop big paycheck from a job that he holds a JPMorgan.
We're talking about assistant deputy director bill McMahon and this comes as an independent investigation to fast and furious is now complete.
-- as he's live in Washington is a -- yes.
How is it that this ATF director.
Who is supposed to be you know sort of -- being censured or punished her -- every wanna put it right now.
For all of this in this operation is somehow able to collect these two salaries.
Martha if you said what do you -- -- is on extended -- right now he's basically running out the clock on his government career -- -- eligible for retirement.
In December and two Republicans senator Chuck Grassley and congressman Darrell -- that say mystery man was -- this leave of absence so he could start collecting at six figure salary from JPMorgan in the Philippines on top.
Of the six figure salary he still gets from the eight yet needs to lawmakers say.
That the law prohibits ATF officials from taking outside jobs like this one.
This is somebody who are report said perjured himself before the congress.
We don't understand why JPMorgan would hire somebody who's lied to congress -- -- probably be referred for criminal prosecution.
We certainly don't understand why ATF is not only paying these people this person built in command but they're they're also.
Adding to his pension.
-- one -- five people directly blamed for the failure of operation fast and furiously congressional report last summer he said he knows he messed up.
As the ATF senior executive in charge of the west region.
I share responsibility for mistakes were made in the fast and furious investigation.
The advantage of hindsight the benefit of a thorough review of the case clearly points -- the things that I would have done differently.
So Grassley and I think have now sent a letter to the DOJ asking who approved mr.
McMahon to leave so that he could start double dipping.
All right so clearly it's -- ATF has not -- or punishing him they've arranged best.
As part of his leave so what -- their response been to this reaction.
So far they've been able to confirm that -- -- is still an ATF employee but a spokesman for the eight -- wasn't able to confirm any other details because they say -- it's a personnel matter.
-- you didn't -- thanks Peter.
You read it.
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