Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Regime's latest Fast and Furious claims scuttled by ATF Director's emails
Coach is Right ^ | 1/09/2012 | Doug Book

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 Bureau’s chief council Steve Rubenstein has put the kibosh on Obama Administration elites’ latest “we didn’t 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 didn’t 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 ATF’s 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; batfe; batfeisajoke; corruption; dea; democrats; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; fraud; guncontrol; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holdertruthfile; impeach; kenmelson; obama; obamatruthfile; undertheradar

1 posted on 01/09/2012 10:28:49 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Oldpuppymax

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....

2 posted on 01/09/2012 10:34:11 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

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.

3 posted on 01/09/2012 10:41:06 AM PST by datura (R.I.P. GOP - Time For Some TEA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

4 posted on 01/09/2012 10:55:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: datura

I could not agree with you more.

5 posted on 01/09/2012 11:24:20 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Oldpuppymax

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....?!”

6 posted on 01/09/2012 11:35:47 AM PST by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gaijin

YouTube: I’m funny like a CLOWN...?!

7 posted on 01/09/2012 11:40:29 AM PST by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: gaijin

“You may fold under questioning.” (Mr. Holder)

8 posted on 01/09/2012 3:42:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson