Doug Book, FloydReports.com
In April 2009, Barack Obama named Kenneth Melson acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Today, this attorney and longtime bureaucrat possesses information which could bring down A.G. Eric Holder and perhaps Barack Obama himself.
As head of the ATF it was Melson who oversaw the Fast and Furious project, begun only a few months after his appointment and now responsible for the sale of more than 2000 weapons to straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels.
He helped facilitate the “walking” of these guns across the Mexican border, instructing agents to not interfere with the process. He even watched closed circuit broadcasts of US border state gun dealers illegally transferring dozens of weapons to criminal buyers at the instruction of his agency.
After ATF agent and whistle blower John Dodson testified to members of Charles Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee, Melson provided cover for his bosses at the Justice Department and the White House by saying nothing and providing nothing but denials in response to Grassley’s demands for information.
But as the ATF’s Project Gunrunner, or “Gunwalker” as it is more rightly called and its Phoenix, sister operation, Fast and Furious have become better known, dragging Eric Holder before Congressional Committees and forcing employees of his agency to explain their responsibility in the deaths of American agents, Ken Melson has become a liability to those who selected him and his days at the ATF appear numbered.
Nevertheless, there is more to the “Gunwalker” story and its continued cover up than apparent blind loyalty shown by a Regime subordinate to his bosses.
Around the time Ken Melson was made Acting ATF Director and just before thousands of guns began briskly “walking” to Mexico, Melson was named co-chair of the newly chartered White House Subcommittee on Forensic Science….