Report: Amid ‘Fast And Furious’ Scandal ATF Head To Step Down

Report: Amid ‘Fast And Furious’ Scandal ATF Head To Step Down – The Blaze

In the midst of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms acting director Kenneth Melson is expected to resign in the next day or two.

Last week, Congress further investigated the controversy and some ATF agents claimed that the mission and its organizers knowingly allowed guns to slip into the hands of criminals. With the testimony and research came e-mails that seemed to indicate that Melson had knowledge of the entire operation as it was being conducted. Some are questioning who else was made aware of the operation and how high up in the Justice Department the information traveled.

Operation Fast and Furious came to light after two assault rifles purchased by a now-indicted small-time buyer under scrutiny in the operation turned up at the scene of a shootout in Arizona where Customs and Border Protection agent Brian Terry was killed.

For more information, watch the following CNN report:

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According to CNN, Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Andrew Traver (head of the Chicago ATF office) tomorrow regarding a replacement for Melson.

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