Article. II., Section 4. - The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.I found the following article at Pajamas Media via SSI, and it is well worth the read. Moreover, apparently Rush Limbaugh, admitted Waterboy for the Republicans, also mentioned this on air today, but the point being, is that it has been asked:
Mega-Scandal: Was 'Gunwalker' a PR Op for Gun Control?This past weekend, both David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh pointed out that their sources were supported by the WSJ report that Melson is likely gone and today, CNN reported the same on the Web and on the air:
Buckle up: An agent testifies that surveillance stopped at the border, meaning the operation didn't actually trace guns to cartels to make arrests. The only conclusion? Law enforcement wasn't the point, orchestrated violence was, and that's a history-making scandal.
June 20, 2011 - 7:58 am - by Bob Owens
The most damning revelations coming out of the hearings on Operation Fast and Furious held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are the unmistakable indications that the program was never designed to succeed as a law enforcement operation at all.
A quartet of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents and supervisors turned into whistleblowers to bring the operation down, but only after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down in the Arizona desert. Two of the weapons recovered at the scene of Terry's murder were traced to the operation.
Fast and Furious, also known by the more accurate "Gunwalker," allowed known straw purchasers to buy large quantities of firearms — often a dozen or more semi-automatic rifles — at a time with the full knowledge of ATF agents and executives. The guns were then smuggled into Mexico, as frustrated front-line ATF agents watched, under strict orders to do nothing.
ATF agents testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee could not explain how the operation was supposed to succeed when their surveillance efforts stopped at the border and interdiction was never an option.
ATF Agent John Dodson, testifying in front of the committee, said that in his entire law enforcement career, he had "never been involved in or even heard of an operation in which law enforcement officers let guns walk." He continued: "I cannot begin to think of how the risk of letting guns fall into the hands of known criminals could possibly advance any legitimate law enforcement interest."
The obvious answer is that Gunwalker's objective was never intended to be a "legitimate law enforcement interest." Instead, it appears that ATF Acting Director Ken Melson and Department of Justice senior executives specifically created an operation that was designed from the outset to arm Mexican narco-terrorists and increase violence substantially along both sides of the Southwest border.
ATF acting director may resign over Fast and Furious programNow, people may get all excited, but they should not beyond the fact that one criminal MAY be down and further proof and testimony is needed to finish this work that so that the States, or Congress can charge, impeach and then the Senate tries Barack Hussein Ombama for high Crimes.
From Terry Frieden, CNN
June 20, 2011 3:49 p.m. EDT
Washington (CNN) -- Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is expected to resign under pressure, perhaps in the next day or two, in the wake of the controversy over Operation Fast and Furious, two senior federal law enforcement sources said Monday.
Kenneth Melson, as MVB asked last week: Do you REALLY trust these people that much?
I point this out, because I think you will Marcy-Parked, unless you get yourself protection, that is an immunity deal. You know the extent of these crimes- fully and you are being thrown under the bus.
Be a man Melson- stand up and start talking, before it is too late.