Head of ATF is likely to be outsted.

The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of…

The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to people familiar with the matter, amid a troubled federal antitrafficking operation that has grown into the agency’s biggest scandal in nearly two decades.

Moves toward the replacement of Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009, could begin next week, although the precise sequence of events remains to be decided, these people said.

Read the rest of Evan Perez and Delvin Barrett’s article at The Wall Street Journal.

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  • General Jim M

    The BATFE should not be a political police department.Neither should the FBI,Secret Service or CIA.If these guys know that politicians are using them against the country’s security they should be duty bound to expose acts that could be treasonous,no matter how high up the treason comes from.Like maybe a hypothetical: weapons are allowed to go to drug cartels, so that the justice department and the President can get the press to write stories aboutAmericans supplying drug cartels with guns.Thus making any plans to confiscate privately owned guns with the UN that much easier to do.I never liked our being in the UN or NATO.Our troops are based in NATO countries ( and SEATO )Our troops attack other countries for the UN.That sets a precedent ,that using simple reasoning, NATO and the UN could station troops here or help to squash a domestic revolt.Cops and soldiers who would actually do such a thing would be traitors and should be treated like a foreign invader.

  • Good. Then he should be IMMEDIATELY ARRESTED AND READIED FOR TRIAL….PERHAPS HE WILL BE GIVEN A PLEA DEAL….BY THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR..HE WILL THEN TURN ON OBAMA, HOLDER, NAPALITANO, BLOOMBERG, THE VIOLENCE POLICY CENTER AND THE REST OF THE CONSPIRATORS AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.