The acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms became the acting head because his predecessor quit under fire. The Fast and Furious scandal blew up. He took the hit.
The new guy has made a low-budget video to scare off anyone inside the agency who contacts anyone outside the agency with more stories like Fast and Furious. By law, no federal agency can threaten a whistleblower. But this poor sap has left evidence of exactly this. He threatens disciplinary action.
To hear a man who speaks fluent bureaucratese, watch the video. These people do not use language the way we do.
Here is the message: Whistleblowers must clear their leaks through official channels.
Of course! That’s it! Clear the leaks through channels! After all, what everyone outside an agency really wants to know is whatever the hierarchy wants them to know. That’s what transparency is all about, right?
That this poor schnook went public with this video indicates the complete breakdown in the BATF’s leadership. He does not know how ridiculous he sounds.
If only all senior bureaucrats were this transparent! But they aren’t. They know how the game is played. It is not played with a video like this one.