Skip to comments.Sources: ATF director out of top job
Posted on 08/30/2011 9:15:07 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Sources say ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson is being moved out of the top job at the Bureau. It's not yet publicly known where he would go, but sources inside the Justice Department believe one option is a transfer to a position at Department of Justice headquarters. The Justice Department had no immediate comment, and did not confirm the move.
Melson's move would be another in a number of high-level personnel shifts, as the Inspector General continues investigating the so-called gunwalker scandal at the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
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Melson should file a Whistleblower claim, pronto.
And let’s not forget Melson refused to resign and said he would NOT be the fall guy and did whistle blow.
He will be assigned to holding targets at the Secret Service range.
Do the hustle!
bingo. IMHO, he has a good case. He “blew the whistle” on July 4th. The gov’t retaliated today. His damages are sky high and I hope he pursues this.
Someone sent Ken a dead fish in the mail.
Also a reminder that MELSON TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS IN SECRET.
That guy who lives in our WH...is looking for another AG...holder is goin’ down.
I guess he wasn’t a “Team” player.
Smart move by Melson....he’s getting sound advice.
From Issa to Obama
as long as he’s still in the govt, they can influence what he says.
"In the July 5,2011 letter (read more HERE) lawmakers who were once very critical of Melson and his tenure at ATF, have since changed their tune and are now urging the Attorney General to ensure Melson is being treated fairly even suggesting that action against Melson by the Justice Deparmtment could have the effect of intimidating others who might want to provide additional information to the committees.
Bingo! Now who will stop him? [Crickets]
CBS News....”so-called gunwalker scandal”
See B.... S...is the same as always
Obstruction of Justice from Obama and the Justice Department will get them before they succeed in any cover up and avoidance of Holder stepping down.
Yes but they did break the story and then a blogger paged forced it through the media cover up and black-out.
Powerful Dems on the sidelines are working with powerful republicans...to move Holder out...this is a slow process...it has been said it will happen...
Now he is being gagged and told to shut up.There was also an article that showed the ones who testified and said I DON’T KNOW about Nothin (like Obama and Holder did) got cushy DC promotions and office jobs and one of the agents that whistle blowed testified was fired.
Seems to be a clear pattern of obstruction....
The headline should say Holder resigning awaiting a court hearing of obstruction, it doesn’t. The star witness has been moved to Holder to shut him up.Obama will never fire Holder and 75 high ranking government judicials could call for Holder to step down he won’t and the media will cover and black it out. How do you impeach and remove/recall an AG? Watching Issa’s next move will say all.
Az. US attorney out as well.
Another one LOL
Two shockers drudge has this headline up and Politico has Melson “stepping down.”
Mesta,...his replacement is from Minnesota....isn’t that the state who has a Muslim Gov.?
Wow, people are dead due to his actions, and will continue to die, and he gets a job transfer. That’s liberal Obamaland for you.
>>>as long as hes still in the govt, they can influence what he says.<<<
True, but Holder’s not so concerned about what Melsen will say, he’s scared to death over what he ALREADY SAID, under oath, on Independence Day— no less.
Zero is in damage control.
The horns of a dilemma.
How is Holder not in jail and Obama not getting articles of impeachment for obstruction?
The story was title changed and updated.
Melson will move to MASS and marry Holder so they can claim spousal immunity.
Am I reading this correctly? it sounds like Melson’s replacement is an attorney for terrorists?
Loos that way
Where does one go for Witness Protection when the protectors are the ones you need protection from? bump
Obama is highly involved in this skullduggery!!
Be Ever Vigilant!!
i beg your pardon for not being informed on this subject, but if he’s already testified in secrecy, and in public, why are the Reps not doing anything with the information they received?
These people need to be in jail — not “reassigned”.
Good question. It may be that they are just GOPussys.
Patience, my FRiend. The wheels of justice turn slowly.
Issa is playing high stakes poker, close the vest.
Recall that Holder asked Issa for a copy of the 4th of July testimony (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2765497/posts) He really, really needs that transcript—it presents a perjury trap for Eric.
And today the AG from Arizona resigned http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2771002/posts
Issa’s building a corral around the DOJ.
Oh Hell NO!....no way in Cowboy Hell....there is no way anyone in their right mind should let him be the sole fall guy.......this crap oozes down from all the way at the top - OBAMA and HOLDER.....impeach Obama and indict Holder for accessory to murder!
An official conspires to violates Federal law repeatedly, committing multiple felonies, and he gets reassigned?!?!?
This thing is smelling more and more rotten every week. I honestly am wondering if this is Obama's Watergate.
I see the US Atty at the "top" of this has also been "reassigned."
WHY have they not been fired, AND prosecuted??
No it was the US Attorney for the District of Arizona (Holder's DOJ), NOT the Arizona AG.
Again, Only an incompetent would fail to fire these guys ASAP. .........unless..............&$%#@*%&&!!
Um...this particular official blew the whistle and spilled the beans. What’s surprising is that he was reassigned, instead of becoming metabolically challenged.
A small part of your scenerio you are missing is the official you are speaking of that violated federal law you speak about is Melson.He gave secret testimony on the 4th of July to Issa’s oversight congressional committeeIssa’s statements from committee show that they are convinced Melson tried to cooperate with subpoena’s from congress and was told not to as well as Melson gave testimony on his orders and how high up they went.Melson was a whistle blower and they want him at arms length now. As well as the facts that one of the agent whistle blowers that testified under oath like Melson and the others was fired. Two of the top dog officials that testified ‘I don’t know” were promoted to cushy DC offices.
Obstruction is evident.This will make watergate look like girl scouts.
Obama is throwing him under the bus hoping that the wolves that are closing in will be appeased by Melson’s carcass and stop chasing him.
And the $64,000 question is: What does Obama hope to gain by transferring him to to the DOJ?
“MELSON TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS IN SECRET”
That means it took 3 seconds for the testimony to reach 0 instead of 2.
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