Cites allegations, reminds of legal protection for whistleblowers
Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars has posted copies of two letters from Sen. Charles Grassley to Acting Director Ken Melson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Per Vanderboegh:
A Sipsey Street Exclusive: Senator Grassley is on the Project Gunwalker scandal case -- big time. These came in over the electronic transom this morning. To all you lurking "news media" types -- if this ain't enough to get you covering this scandal, I don't know what will.
The first letter, dated Jan. 27, expresses "serious concerns" about Project Gunrunner, and notes allegations about the slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry "were accompanied by detailed documentation which appears to lend credibility to the claims and partially corroborates them."
The second letter, dated Jan. 31, copies Attorney General Eric Holder, and reminds acting director Melson that ATF management must respect whistleblower protections and that "obstrucitng a Congressional investigation is a crime."
I have included jpg files of the letters in the sidebar slideshow, and PDF files on Scribd: