More coverup at Fast and Furious
William McMahon, an agency official who has been questioned by Congress, is off in the Philippines, working for a private firm, while also on the BATF payroll. Here's the Issa letter.
It says he's taking annual leave from the agency (apparently planning to retire once that runs out). This is quite unusual. You can always take your annual leave, but taking another job while on it is another question. Also, the Issa letter talks of this having been in effect for nearly half a year. There are limits on the maximum leave a Federal employee can have. In my day, it was 40 days. More than that was "use or lose," lost at the end of the year. I think Senior Executive Service (which he may or may not be) now has 90 days. Either is far from half a year.