Shakeup at ATF
Two top ATFE officials have been effectively demoted. The Washington Post treats it as a retaliatory demotion: they had "opposed many questionable management and spending decisions by the agency's former director."
I've blogged about the spending scandal before, here and here and here. Agency politics can get quite byzantine. The one that is clear is that these are demotions, and serious ones. Just why is another question. Perhaps because they opposed the spending, or more likely because they are suspected as whistleblowers, or maybe because they are seen as whistleblowers who acted out of a grudge (there were some reports that the whistleblowers were due for reassignment by the director and their actions were meant as payback). Who knows?