Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Melson is OUT as ATF Director

BATFE Acting Director Ken Melson is no longer in charge. He is being moved internally to a new role as "Senior Advisor on Forensic Science" (AKA, the department of making s*** up). Tellingly he is still in the Department of Justice and, therefore, under their control with regard to his ability to tell the truth about Gunwalker.

Melson's replacement is B. Todd Jones, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota.
Jones first served as U.S. Attorney in Minnesota from 1998 to 2001. He sat out the Bush administration, as a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi in Minneapolis specializing in complex business litigation and corporate criminal defense.

Jones was confirmed again as U.S. Attorney in August (ed. 2009), and shortly thereafter Attorney General Eric Holder tapped him to chair the AGAC, a powerful policy body that meets with top department officials about once every six weeks. (SOURCE)

From the looks of Jones' bio, he appears to be a partisan hack. Originally a Clinton appointee, he took a powder during the Bush years, only to come back once Holder and Obama took the reins at DOJ. I do not like how this is unfolding. Traver is unable to get confirmed. So instead, they bring in a dark-horse nominee with strong Leftist chops. Kind of makes one wonder what happens next at ATF...


Melson story at POLITICO
B.Todd Jones info from MAIN JUSTICE

ETA: More from Main Justice about Ken Melson, and Dennis Burke, two figures who are central to the Gunwalker Scandal and cover-up.


Bubblehead Les. said...

Foxnews.com is reporting that all the Whistle Blowers have also been re-assigned and physically moved about the country. So guess who else won't be available to testify?

Old NFO said...

Les is correct, they are not letting them go, so they are still bound by NDAs...