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Wed Apr 22, 2015, 09:47 PM

Obama's DEA top official to retire over scandals (sex parties, guns and drugs for agents, etc)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/us/michele-leonhart-top-dea-official-is-expected-to-resign.html?_r=0

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s top drug enforcement official will step down next month, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Tuesday, after her agency was tarnished by a scandal over sex parties with prostitutes and she broke with President Obama on drug policy.

Michele M. Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, told Mr. Holder that she intended to retire, ending a 35-year tenure at the agency. In a statement, he called her a “trailblazer for equality” and a “good friend,” but in recent years, she had faced accusations of mismanagement.

Ms. Leonhart’s impending departure after eight years in the top job follows a hearing last week in which lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee expressed outrage about her handling of reports that D.E.A. agents in Colombia had participated in sex parties with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels.

The DEA agents also received money, drugs and guns from the cartel. None of them were fired. Great job Obama... It's also been reported that the dimwit doofus Marie Harf is leaving her job for a policymaking position... LOL... Obama and his clueless cabinet of minstrels. But that's another thread...

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Reply Obama's DEA top official to retire over scandals (sex parties, guns and drugs for agents, etc) (Original post)
Ben_Ghazi Apr 2015 OP
Muddling Through Apr 2015 #1
shortviking Apr 2015 #2
orson Apr 2015 #3
brew9876 Apr 2015 #4
orson Apr 2015 #5

Response to Ben_Ghazi (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 09:51 AM

1. I honestly see this

as more of an "institutional culture" issue and not one that can be blamed on the White House.

I do not agree with much of anything Obama says or has done; but this is not really on him. It's more of an indictment of the "Drug War" and associated trends towards more laws for everything.

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Response to Ben_Ghazi (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 02:08 PM

2. DEA is another government terrorist organization(like TSA, IRS) that should be dissolved.

 

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Response to Ben_Ghazi (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 02:14 PM

3. Let us recall who was President in 2007

when Ms. Leonhart was appointed

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Response to orson (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 02:20 PM

4. Must be Bush's fault.

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Response to brew9876 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 23, 2015, 02:27 PM

5. It is what it is

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