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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Explosive: ATF Director Will be Spilling the Proverbial Beans

This could be the most explosive development yet, regarding the Project Gunrunner scandal. ATF Director Kenneth Melson is now officially scheduled to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee and Rep. Darrell Issa over what he knew about Operation Fast and Furious. Since Melson is not going quietly under the administration's bus, this can really only mean one thing; authorization for the program did not originate at ATF. Anyone who's been following the story knows that but Melson's refusal to step down, coupled with his willingness to now talk to Issa all but confirms it.

Bob Owens at Pajamas Media outlines five possible scenarios as a result of this new bit of information. The first one is one of the most unlikely, that Melson takes the fall. The logic says he'd have done that by now if he was going to do it at all. The second is that Asst Atty General Lanny Breuer takes the fall. While Owens says this is the most likely because of Breuer's loyalty to the Democrat Party, this scandal may be too big for anyone to just 'take the fall.' Here is what Owens says about scenario #3:
3. Breuer isn’t the highest link in the chain: Melson implicates Attorney General Eric Holder.

Chairman Issa states that AG Holder “absolutely” knew about Gunwalker earlier than he testified that he did, and if Issa has the evidence to prove that the attorney general is part of a cover-up, then there is every reason to suspect Holder will be forced to resign, or will face impeachment.

This is a far more likely scenario than many think.
In Scenario #5, Owens says that the possibility of Melson's testimony leading directly to the White House is the 'least likely.' That means it would be less likely than Melson falling on the sword, which doesn't appear likely at all. The likelihood of this scandal reaching the White House might just be stronger than anyone's willing to admit at this point. It's that big. READ IT ALL.

Here, Fox News Channel's Martha McCallum talks with terminated ATF whistleblower Vice Cefalu and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa in a surprisingly extensive segment.

If difficulty viewing the video, click HERE.

h/t to Sipsey Street

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