This is interesting, especially since the Department of Justice was planning to allow Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), to testify next week. Melson – with his personal attorney – quietly met with congressional investigators on July 4.
Jay Carney- the White House press secretary – was asked today if President Obama felt the acting ATF Director Ken Melson should step down in light of the Fast & Furious gunwalking program that seems to have been approved by high-ranking officials in the ATF, and/or the Department of Justice, and/or Homeland Security.
I’m seeing a lot of direct connections being made between the termination of ATF Agent Vince Cefalu and the Fast & Furious gunwalker program. Cefalu was not directly involved with Fast & Furious, and he did not testify at the hearings last week.
Kenneth E. Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) a.k.a. ATF, is resisting suggestions he step down and take the fall for the Fast & Furious gun-walking program centered in Arizona. Bigger names must be involved.
The DOJ’s Fast & Furious program used an investigative technique that approved illegal straw gun purchases while simply noting the serial numbers of the firearms in the hope investigators could identify complex gun trafficking networks once the guns were found at devastating crime scenes.
Hey, this question wouldn’t surprise me if it were asked by an American reporter. Still it was great just to see the President have to defend the second amendment. You have to wonder though if he was thinking the same thing? Read more