Skip to comments.Federal ATF chief said to resist pressure to step down
Posted on 06/23/2011 8:50:06 PM PDT by Nachum
Kenneth Melson of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms faces controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns into Mexico. He is said to be eager to testify to Congress.
The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington.
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If he is talking about singing before the congress, he better avoid any meetings at Fort Marcy Park.
Hope he doesn't like to eat salads.......
>>Subtle blackmail by Melson? I know too much so you CANT fire me.<<
LOL No we can’t fire you but we can take you to the park, so think and act smart.
Issa Headed to Mexico in Light of Operation Fast and Furious
"On Friday, oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista), who has been leading the investigation of the ATF operation with Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), will travel with a bipartisan delegation to Mexico, partly in an attempt to draw the government there further into the investigation.
In a letter this week to Mexico's U.S. ambassador, Arturo Sarukhan, Issa and Grassley requested serial numbers of all firearms recovered in "substantial" violent crimes, along with the numbers of any other weapons that government officials have reason to believe may be connected to the operation.
"This information would be tremendously helpful to us in determining the full scale of the effects of Operation Fast and Furious, which includes the deaths of both Mexican and American citizens," the two lawmakers wrote. "We have a shared interest with you in getting to the bottom of this matter."
Issa will be joined by eight other U.S. lawmakers for meetings Saturday in Mexico City at the federal police command center and also with representatives of the U.S. Embassy.
Re: My last post. I wonder if Cummings is one of the bipartisan members traveling to Mexico?
In case anyone missed the hearing...
Watch Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7), Ranking Member try to derail any blame towards a DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION. (He does seem to change his obvious partisan views when he hears evidence.)
And air travel on government planes.
And air travel on government planes.
I forgot about the Brown out.
I just hope he does’nt fall on a knife four times before they get him on the stand.
Issa is not stupid he is traveling with a bipartisan group.
As well as there is enough evidence that proves Holder and Obama ordered all of this.
They have admitted guilt in itself already by their ACTIONS.Stonewalling and trying to pin the case on Issa!
As well as the mere fact that Melton refuses to be the fall guy and resign.I wonder if Obama is golfing this weekend as he does not seem to care; while Jarrett figures out how they are going to lie next.
Plug the name “Ron Brown” into your favorite search engine.
He has told them, ‘I’m not going to be the fall guy on this.’ “
GOOD .. name names and hang them all!
Government abuses like THIS are yet another reason why all TRUE Americans must now put our 2nd Amendment FIRST!!
>ATF. Eliminate ASAP.<
So .. you woudl rather that the FBI do that regulation work? Because getting rid of one agency will not stop the regulations.
if your going to wait for a whistle blower fo4rm the FBI, you have a better chance of hell freezing over. You think ATF is bad, you ain’t seen NOTHIN YET!
Ah, I see
I think the FBI is a much more professional and needed Agency. In fact they should have been tasked to do what DHS is doing intsead of expanding to another new agency and I think the DHS should be eliminated along with TSA and the Patriot act and the ATF..
I hope they have more than adequate security.
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