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Gunwalker: The ATF’s Kenneth Melson Blows the Whistle on the Justice Department

A blockbuster development in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

Hans A. von Spakovsky


July 6, 2011 - 8:52 am
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In fact, Melson told the Justice Department’s acting inspector general about the possible role of the DEA and the FBI in April and specifically informed Acting Deputy Attorney General Cole on June 16.  Yet Cole was not confirmed as the deputy attorney general until June 28 — and only after Senator Grassley agreed to lift his objection to Cole because Justice agreed to allow oversight into Operation Fast & Furious. But it seems obvious that at the time Grassley made this agreement with the Justice Department, neither Cole nor anyone else at Justice had told Grassley about the vital information it was withholding, particularly the possible involvement of the FBI and the DEA.

The details of Operation Fast & Furious just keep getting worse from the standpoint of prosecutorial ineptitude and incompetence.  But with Melson’s testimony, it is also appears that the Justice Department and specifically Deputy Attorney General James Cole have been obstructing Congress and engaging in a cover-up to prevent Congress and the public from finding out just how much the leadership of the Justice Department was involved in this expanding scandal.

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Hans von Spakovsky is a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the coauthor with John Fund of Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department” (HarperCollins/Broadside 2014).
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