Thursday, July 19, 2012
David Codrea: ATF damage control on whistleblowers raising new concerns.
“If you’ll notice in the email from [ATF Associate Chief Counsel Joel J.] Rossner, he’s telling the managers not to ask any of the whistleblowers if they are indeed whistleblowers,” Madea explained. “Because you see, if the managers asked the question and got caught retaliating, the managers could not claim they “DIDN’T KNOW” when the inevitable lawsuit goes before the MSPB [Merit System Protection Board] or Federal Court. And in this case, you can believe these managers will go before congress and claim they ‘didn’t know he was a whistleblower at the time of the alleged reprisal.”