On July 9, 2012, acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones released a video to all ATF employees with a thinly-veiled threat: Don't do what Fast and Furious whistle blowers did- go outside the chain of command with your complaints. If you click the below link, you can access the ATF internal video message from Jones.
I have a question for Mr Jones: What were the whistle blowers supposed to do when their objections to gun walking were stomped down by their supervisor, which is reportedly the case? It has been alleged that the group supervisor of group 7 in Phoenix ordered them to stop questioning the tactics and follow orders. We know that the Phoenix acting agent in charge, Mr Newall, was talking about the operation with White House aide Kevin O'Reilly. The US Attorney in Phoenix, Dennis Burke was on board and has resigned under a cloud.
In fact, everything that has come out about Fast and Furious indicates that this scheme originated at the highest levels of the Justice Department-if not the White House itself. We have a massive cover-up going on with everyone in Justice from the Attorney General on down committing perjury before Congress.
So, Mr Jones: Just who in the "chain of command" were the whistle blowers supposed to take their concerns?