Skip to comments.Regime's latest Fast and Furious claims scuttled by ATF Director's emails
Posted on 01/09/2012 10:28:44 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
Discovery of a January, 2011 email exchange between then Acting ATF Director Ken Melson and the Bureaus chief council Steve Rubenstein has put the kibosh on Obama Administration elites latest we didnt know about it defense concerning Regime involvement in Operation Fast and Furious.
On December 22 of 2010, a contributor identifying himself as 1desertrat posted the following to the CLEANUP ATF website:
Word is that curious George Gillett the Phoenix ASAC stepped on it again. Allegedly he has approved more than 500 AR-15 type rifles from Tucson and Phoenix cases to be walked to Mexico. Appears that ATF may be one of the largest suppliers of assault rifles to the Mexican cartels! One of these rifles is rumored to have been linked to the recent killing of a Border Patrol Officer in Nogales, AZ. Can anyone confirm this information? (1)
Well Director Melson read this CLEANUP ATF post and didnt appreciate the fact that ATF business had been so willfully shared with the general public. Especially, perhaps, not THIS business. So he contacted ATF Chief Council Steve Rubenstein for advice. And the email reply he received from Rubenstein is a beauty.
In it, Rubenstein wrote:
The disclosure of this information has a potential deleterious effect on ATFs undercover operations. In that regard, suspects may alter their behavior if they know that law enforcement is allowing certain firearms to walk into Mexico. (my bold text) In addition, public knowledge of this type of operation potentially places informants and undercover agents in jeopardy.
If 1desertrat is an ATF employee, then he/she is subject to our Orders and Standards of Conduct (2)
Rubentsein goes on to quote the ATF Code of Conduct for employees, making it clear to Melson that the individual responsible for the post could be dealt with rather severely...
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Let me get this straight. The guy who blew the whisltle on this monstrosity could be subject to disciplinary procedures but the fine folks who actually allowed these weapons walk into Mexico aren’t.
I cannot express in mere words how much I hate our Government these days....
Because it is no longer “our” government. This nation does not resemble the nation I grew up in or defended.
Obama has only kept one promise - to fundamentally change America. Or destroy it would be more accurate.
I could not agree with you more.
OK so the dictator-friendly LOWYAH Steven Rubenstein did NOT deny they were doing it, and instead simply said, “Da folks who got a problem widdis WILL BE SORRY...”
Evar notice how the Obama admin sort of seems like the movie, Casino...?
“How am I funny? Like a CLOWN, ‘ha ha ha’ ??! IS THAT how I’m funny....?!”
YouTube: I’m funny like a CLOWN...?!
“You may fold under questioning.” (Mr. Holder)