High-Ranking DOJ Official To Resign Amid Fast And Furious, Virgin Islands Bribery Scandals
April 29th 2012 · 25 Comments
U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich plans to resign his position soon,as two different scandals rage on in which he has provided allegedly misleading information to Congress.
Weich,who has served as Attorney General Eric Holder’s emissary in congressional communications,will become the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law in July,according to the National Law Journal.
The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco,Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border — even as contrary facts emerged from the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
On Feb. 4,2011,Weich wrote to Congress that the idea that “ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico … is false.”
“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico,” Weich added in that letter.
A version of this column originally appeared in feedproxy.google.com.
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