A former director of the Minneapolis FBI office sent a letter this week to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee denouncing B. Todd Jones' performance as U.S. attorney in Minnesota as they prepare to consider his nomination to director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Donald E. Oswald, 54, a self-declared Democrat and supporter of
President Obama, said he felt "morally compelled" to alert the committee
about what he describes as Jones' "atrocious professional reputation within the federal law enforcement community" in Minnesota.
"He was, and still remains, a significant impediment for federal law
enforcement to effectively protect the citizens of Minnesota from
violent gang, drug and gun activities," Oswald wrote in an eight-page,
This is going to hurt Jones, I think; having a former SAIC come out and call him a corrupt jerk isn't exactly what Obama and Holder want people to hear.
And on that mess in Milwaukee I mentioned a couple of days ago,
“If these reports are accurate, your ability to provide this leadership
is in serious doubt,” the letter from the congressional members to the
acting head of the ATF said. “You promised to ‘hit the reset button’
when you became acting director. Instead, it appears as though you have
hit the ‘repeat’ button, as the Fearless Distributing sting was created
and conducted entirely under your stewardship.’”
Maybe, just maybe...