It is now being reported that the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Kenneth Melson, will leave his BATFE post and join the Department of Justice (DOJ) staff. The continuation of “business as usual” in Washington D.C. reaffirms that accountability in federal agencies is hard to come by.
Both DOJ and BAFTE played major roles in the “gun walking” program that left at least one federal agent murdered and a number of other deaths south of the border in Mexico. The brouhaha eventually led to the suspension of “Fast and Furious,” but after months of investigations no one has been fired from either agency.
A July 4 meeting between ATF front-man Melson and Congressional investigators revealed the DOJ has actively engaged in a “cover-up” and “remain silent” campaign concerning the controversial firearms program that allowed U.S. weapons to cross into Mexico and in to the hands of criminals.