In addition to the whistleblower the ATF just fired, t’would seem acting ATF Director Ken Melson would like to testify before Congress, but surprising no one at all, the Department of Justice won’t let him.
According to the Los Angeles Times:
Kenneth E. Melson, who has run the bureau for two years, is reportedly eager to testify to Congress about the extent of his and other officials’ involvement in the operation, code-named Fast and Furious.
“He is saying he won’t go,” said one source close to the situation, who asked for anonymity because high-level discussions with Melson remained fluid. “He has told them, ‘I’m not going to be the fall guy on this.’ ”
Added a second source, who also requested anonymity: “He’s resisting. He does not want to go.”
Melson has an open invitation to appear on Capitol Hill. So far, he has not been given Justice Department approval to appear before Congress.
Of course this is probably just a smoke screen to try to shield higher ups at DoJ, but still, would be nice to hear what the man has to say.