New developments in 'Bordergate'
Maybe Kerlikowske should duck Thursday hearing as well
Former Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske is schedule to testify tomorrow (Thursday) before a subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on “A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas,” while another Obama administration official is going to be noticeably absent.
That absence, by Acting ATF Director Kenneth E. Melson, may, as suggested by CBS News, have something to do with the possibility that embarrassing questions about “Project Gunrunner” – the growing scandal involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that has been dubbed "Bordergate" by Northwest gun rights activists – might come up, thus derailing any hopes of Chicagoan Andrew Traver from taking the ATF helm. Traver was nominated by President Obama. If so, Melson would no doubt prefer to be anywhere else than facing a Senate panel…
Article by Dave Workman