Skip to comments.ATF Director Says Holder Obstructing 'Fast and Furious' Probe
Posted on 07/07/2011 7:40:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The Justice Department is obstructing the congressional investigation of a U.S. law enforcement operation intended to crack down on major weapons traffickers on the Southwest border, according to the embattled leader of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Ken Melson, the acting director of the ATF, lobbed the accusation when he sneaked in for an interview with congressional investigators on July 4, two days ahead of his scheduled interview with the inspector general about the operation known as "Fast and Furious," Fox News has learned.
"If his account is accurate, then ATF leadership appears to have been effectively muzzled while the DOJ sent over false denials and buried its head in the sand," Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said in a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder. "That approach distorted the truth and obstructed our investigation."
The Justice Department is reportedly looking to oust Melson, who has been acting ATF director since April 2009, as the agency deals with its biggest scandal in nearly two decades. Andrew Traver, who was tapped in November by President Obama to become the permanent ATF director, could be named as acting director until the Senate acts on his nomination, sources have said.
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You are exactly right and there is no doubt that the media know what they are doing.
They are consciously giving cover even while making just enough noise to claim they are reporting it.
Yes, as well as Drudge not headlining any F&FGate stories.Why wait for Holder to resign and Obama to be impeached? Keeping in mind that in order to call the POTUS to the committee for questioning I think it would have to be an impeachment? OR could a sitting POTUS give a sworn deposition?
And this is FOX!! What do we have to do to get someone to do their job, start ANOTHER network??
One of the agents whistle blowers was fired and the media kept it on the down low.
It will slowly come. they can’t avoid this..it turns out Gunwalker was a national strategy.
No way Holder just found out about and No way that Obama didn’t know..and know way the CIA didn’t know.
They were letting guns walk to Honduras.
Reporters would investigate and report.
Propaganda, official or tacit, avoids/spins the material as needed lest reprimands occur.
If Holder becomes the fall guy, he will receive a pardon from Obama. He will not turn on the community organizer turned president.
The DOJ’s response is unbelievable! They cite a 15 June 2011 statement of Issa’s that they were (all of a sudden) responding to subpoena’s so all is well...
I like your sense of humor...
this obama thing? America corrupt to the core!
Of course. They were cooperative. Nothing is amiss. Apologies for any confusion. All is right there as requested, printed in black-and-white (well, mostly black. An awful lot of it really. But it’s all there. Honest.)
Standard early dodge. “Problem? What problem? Oh, you misunderstood, and now our feelings are slightly hurt...” Throw it back at the opposition to explain, again, in more detail, distracting and delaying from the real issue: GUILTY AS HE!!.
“what do you do when the ones that he is being protected from have full access to where he is because they are the AG and POTUS?”
You keep him as high-profile as possible.
Yep. I think it is a typical Saul Alinsky tactic.The horrifying part is the media is also spinning for them. Tax payer money used to buy weapons so the commiecrats can pass laws to take them away from us.
Vince Foster didn't actually 'go' there either, did he? Wasn't he 'taken' there?
The a difference between obstructing a Congressional Investigation and "Obstructing Justice" in the legal definition.
That's why it's time for a Special Prosecutor. A crime has been committed by persons in the DOJ AND the DOJ is obstructing a Congressional Investigation AND is not bringing criminal charges against any of the actors or conspirators.
>>The part of this which still irritates me is the news still gives them credit for good intentions even now that it is pretty clear that they were not trying to trace guns.<<
Last night O’Reilley was asking the question of how the jury could possibly find Anthony not guilty when two FBI “experts” testified against her. For all the intellectual people who appear as guests none of them said a peep about Americans rapidly increasing loss of trust in our law enforcement agencies. Is it deserved?
I predict he will not sing. He will hold out for a Presidential Pardon. If a pardon is not forthcoming, he will sing and sing and sing.
Not a single word about the charges from a US Senator and Congressman that the Attorney General is personally obstructing justice in an international case of taxpayer funded gun running to drug gangs. Guns that were later used in multiple killings of Mexican citizens and a US border control agent.
And people who read the NY Times consider themselves well informed. Morons.
There should be a law against a POTUS pardoning their own AG, admin or cabinet official.Obama would pardon himself before he resigns he is so corrupt.
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