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REPORT: ATF DIRECTOR EXPECTED TO RESIGN UNDER PRESSURE... DEVELOPING...
Drudgereport ^ | 6-20-11

Posted on 06/20/2011 11:31:46 AM PDT by Dacula

REPORT: ATF DIRECTOR EXPECTED TO RESIGN UNDER PRESSURE... DEVELOPING...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: atf; atfchiefresign; banglist; batf; bho44; bhodoj; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; melson; projectgunwalker; resignation
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1 posted on 06/20/2011 11:31:51 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Dacula; Joe Brower; marktwain
Too little too late.


2 posted on 06/20/2011 11:33:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Dacula

The fall guy has been chosen.


3 posted on 06/20/2011 11:34:13 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Dacula

Hopefully only the first of many.


4 posted on 06/20/2011 11:34:31 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Dacula

Note to Obama: Nice try. Won’t help.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 11:34:40 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Dacula

I assume Holder’s job is safe.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 11:34:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Until January 2013....


7 posted on 06/20/2011 11:37:04 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Dacula

Killed agents, attempted to subvert the constitution and so the sorta top guy must CHANGE JOBS..?!!

That sounds like some type of joke.

2 America’s —seperate and unequal.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 11:37:11 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Travis McGee

He will take the fall for Holder and in return retain his pension. Same ole same ole.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 11:37:11 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: mewzilla

And IIRC, the guy was never confirmed in the first place...?


10 posted on 06/20/2011 11:37:11 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: ilovesarah2012

Issas should haul this guy before the committee and force him to finger Holder.


11 posted on 06/20/2011 11:37:48 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: mewzilla

May have been a sacrificial lamb from the get-go.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 11:38:15 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m assuming the ATF DIRECTOR is not one of ‘Holder’s people’ ...


13 posted on 06/20/2011 11:38:14 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: gundog

Well, the guy who’d been running the ATF was never confirmed? I thought recess appointments were only good for a year? How long has this guy been running the ATF?


14 posted on 06/20/2011 11:40:11 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: WellyP

Let’s hope he does his job and does it well. I have my doubts.

It’s like having the mafia makes a visit to you and suggest you
mind your own business or else.


15 posted on 06/20/2011 11:40:42 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: Dacula

Washington (CNN) — Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is expected to resign under pressure, perhaps in the next day or two, in the wake of the ongoing controversy over Operation Fast and Furious, two senior federal law enforcement sources said Monday.

In the operation, straw buyers were allowed to illegally purchase large numbers of weapons, some of which ended up in the hands of cartels in Mexico.

Attorney General Eric Holder will meet Tuesday with Andrew Traver, head of the ATF field office in Chicago, about potentially serving as acting director of the agency, according to the sources.

The Justice Department refused comment.

The operation has come under intense criticism since the December killing of a U.S. Border Patrol officer.

Operation Fast and Furious was “a colossal failure of leadership,” Peter Forcelli, a supervisor at the bureau’s Phoenix field office, recently said.

The program focused on following people who legally bought weapons that were then transferred to criminals and destined for Mexico. But instead of intercepting the weapons when they switched hands, Operation Fast and Furious called for ATF agents to let the guns “walk” and wait for them to surface in Mexico, according to a report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/20/us.fast.and.furious/


16 posted on 06/20/2011 11:42:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dacula

The entire ATF from top to bottom should resign. Every single employee and jackboot.


17 posted on 06/20/2011 11:42:40 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: gundog
May have been a sacrificial lamb from the get-go.

They probably select one ahead for everything they do.

18 posted on 06/20/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
The Fall Guy was at lots of "nothing written down" meetings and knows where the bodies are buried, and who ordered the hits.

He'd better stay out of Fort Marcy Park, and avoid boating trips on the Potomac. And don't be the last one down to the parking garage tonight.

19 posted on 06/20/2011 11:44:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: ZX12R

Head of ATF Is Likely to Go

The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to people familiar with the matter, amid a troubled federal antitrafficking operation that has grown into the agency’s biggest scandal in nearly two decades.

Moves toward the replacement of Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009, could begin next week, although the precise sequence of events remains to be decided, these people said.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304453304576392023631543738.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


20 posted on 06/20/2011 11:44:30 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: samadams2000

The pension is chump chage at this table. They are playing for much higher stakes, including continued breathing rights.


21 posted on 06/20/2011 11:45:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: kcvl
Moves toward the replacement of Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009,

How the heck did Melson manage to stay acting director without being confirmed?

22 posted on 06/20/2011 11:45:54 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Dacula
People were killed due to this deliberate act to get guns into the hands of the Mexican Drug cartel ... with the expectation that people would get killed (and then to use the results to 'spotlight' the claim that American firearms fueled these drug war deaths - and thus drive the ATF's objective to deny American citizens access to firearms).

This wasn't homicide due to negligence, this was homicide as an expected outcome of the ATF actions. Resigning one's job should just be a precursor to prison time.

23 posted on 06/20/2011 11:45:54 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Dacula

Resign?
What ever happened to falling on ones sword?

Film at 6:00


24 posted on 06/20/2011 11:46:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Dacula

It’d be sweet if Melson rats out his boss Eric Holder.


25 posted on 06/20/2011 11:49:39 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Dacula

Holder has to go....This is just an underling.


26 posted on 06/20/2011 11:50:51 AM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: WellyP
"Issas should haul this guy before the committee and force him to finger Holder."

Yep. NOTHING less.

27 posted on 06/20/2011 11:53:09 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("It's not going to happen." ~Bibi The Badass)
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To: WellyP

agreed- if crimes were committed that lay at his feet the task of getting him to sing like a bird would be much easier...


28 posted on 06/20/2011 11:54:14 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Dacula

probably announce a resignation and then just keep the job like weiner..


29 posted on 06/20/2011 11:54:47 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: kcvl

MSM cares not. Might make Dear Leader look bad.


30 posted on 06/20/2011 11:55:42 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Dacula

Sacrificial lamb


31 posted on 06/20/2011 11:57:50 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Dacula

And for some reason, when I click the link, Drudge has now determined that a story on airports seizing snowglobes is more important that this.

What?????


32 posted on 06/20/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: mewzilla
How the heck did Melson manage to stay acting director without being confirmed?

Because Republicans are cowards?

33 posted on 06/20/2011 11:59:04 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Travis McGee

Issa needs to slap this creep with a subpeona and I mean RFN. Get him under oath and let’s find out who authorized this monstrosity.


34 posted on 06/20/2011 12:01:45 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Dacula
Big whoop. One stooge replaced with another, yet the subversion of our rights carries on while barely hitting a small pothole in the road.

If the GOP had any kind of principles, they would defund and disband ATF, but since they are just the Judas Goat to get half of us to walk the garden path to the totalitarian stockyard, they won't.

35 posted on 06/20/2011 12:02:43 PM PDT by thecabal (Redeem your mind from the hockshops of authority.)
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To: Dacula
Report on Melson ouster further boosts confidential source credibility
36 posted on 06/20/2011 12:06:46 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

Meanwhile everyone missed the most important part.

Holder is gong to hire the ATF guy from CHICAGO.


37 posted on 06/20/2011 12:09:28 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Looks like a scapegoat has been chosen and will now be sacrificed with all due alacrity, so that the corrupt bastards who are really behind this whole bloody scheme can get off scott-free.

Their media lackeys will decry the "heartless persecution" from the Republicans and pretend like the whole affair is now over, so that their political taskmasters can continue to move ahead with the agenda.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

38 posted on 06/20/2011 12:10:24 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: samadams2000

He will probably go back to teaching at GWU. Yet another Ivory Tower college professor in the Obama Administration who doesn’t know the first thing about the real world.


39 posted on 06/20/2011 12:11:42 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: kcvl
Attorney General Eric Holder will meet Tuesday with Andrew Traver, head of the ATF field office in Chicago, about potentially serving as acting director of the agency, according to the sources.

This guy needs to be prevented.

40 posted on 06/20/2011 12:12:38 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Dacula

Taking a fall for the gipper, aka Eric Holder


41 posted on 06/20/2011 12:16:03 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: El Cid
This wasn't homicide due to negligence, this was homicide as an expected outcome of the ATF actions. Resigning one's job should just be a precursor to prison time.

Prison time? Should be precursor to execution of death sentences, according to relevant sections of US Code, specifically deprivation of civil rights under color of authority, and the RICO Act. In a justly administered nation, that is what we would be seeing.

Keep an eye out and see what actually occurs, though, and it will speak volumes as to exactly how corrupt FedGov, Inc. really is...

the infowarrior

42 posted on 06/20/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Dacula

Scapegoats - one goes free and the other gets sacrificed.


43 posted on 06/20/2011 12:17:34 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Dacula

It’s not his fault, he was just following orders.

I’ve heard that before, somewhere...


44 posted on 06/20/2011 12:19:01 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: P8riot
Eric Holder needs to go! He damn well knew what was going on as well as Obama!
45 posted on 06/20/2011 12:26:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dacula

Since that idiot reports to the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, i.e. HOLDER, shouldn’t HOLDER be required to be dumped ALSO?

Its hard to believe that Holder was not privy to this operation.


46 posted on 06/20/2011 12:28:51 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: thecabal
If the GOP had any kind of principles, they would defund and disband ATF, but since they are just the Judas Goat to get half of us to walk the garden path to the totalitarian stockyard, they won't.

Bears repeating, imho.

47 posted on 06/20/2011 12:32:15 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ZULU

Here come da bus.


48 posted on 06/20/2011 12:34:31 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: samadams2000

His pension is not at risk unless he give it up voluntarily or is convicted of treason.

It is remarkable it took 6 months to force this guy out. I guess he was the stop gap, cut their losses with him. Maybe they are trying to find some job for him so he keeps his mouth shut.

It is beyond the pale to believe that someone who is “acting” in any capacity in government would authorize a program such as this with all the implications without having had higher authority to do so. If Congress abrogates its responsibility to keep looking and to keep the heat on, they should resign with him.


49 posted on 06/20/2011 12:39:46 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Dacula

So what if the head of ATF quits over Fast and Furious. Will that mean the issue just goes away? Real justice dictates that the head of the ATF, the Obozo and Holder should all be charged at least for being accomplices to murder. After all, getting charged as accomplices happens all the time to Mafia criminals.


50 posted on 06/20/2011 12:43:02 PM PDT by drypowder
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