Will the ATF Gunwalker Scandal Take Down President Obama?
This is the question asked by Brad Kozak over at The Truth About Guns. I left this comment, which at the moment is awaiting moderation:
In two words, probably not. I know a bit about this because I'm the guy (along with David Codrea at War on Guns) who broke this story on 28 December, worked behind the scenes to get the Senators to contact the ATF agents (not the other way around as is being reported, and if you have any knowledge of the way the federal system treats whistleblowers you'll understand why), and first published the Grassley letters (scooping the Associated Press who had been sitting on the first one for days). David and I continue to work this story, using all the sources within and without the agency that we've developed over the past couple of years. For a summary and timeline of the how this scandal broke, go here:
For David's latest compilation of posts and timeline, go here:
We have both hectored and vectored "authorized journalists" onto this story, gradually convincing them of the story's credibility. You will see much more of this story in the coming year, but it started, following a single rumor posted by an ATF agent on CleanUpATF.org, with our two little blogs.
Knowing what I know from our sources about this scandal, where it came from and who it leads to, I can say that the author is engaging in irrational exuberance. There are employees of ATF and Main Justice who will certainly be risking federal prison in the coming months, including the top tier of Main Justice. I predict flatly that Holder will not survive this scandal. But Obama?
At this point, very unlikely.
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters