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ATF Head to Step Aside Over ‘Fast and Furious’

Kenneth Melson, interim head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will step aside as questions abound — though fail to gain traction in mainstream media coverage — about the agency’s “Operation Fast and Furious,” in which American firearms were allowed to cross the Mexican border illegally.

Crucially, Melson has not resigned, but will become a “senior adviser on forensic science” at the Office of Legal Policy. Todd Jones,  U.S. Attorney in Minnesota, will take over as interim director. 

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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