Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reported this morning that ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson has been ousted. A confidential source told Codrea that Melson had been called to Attorney-General Eric Holder's office last Friday and that Melson's office had been cleared out over the weekend.
Following the tip given to Codrea, blogger/citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh contacted two major network reporters who immediately began to investigate the claims of the confidential source. This prompted CBS News to issue a news report stating that sources say Melson is out at ATF, later updated.
Very shortly afterwards, Fox News issued a major news story on Melson's ouster. The reason given for Melson's 'reassignment' is the growing fury over the Project Gunwalker Scandal (Operation Fast and Furious). Melson will remain on the payroll of the Justice Department in a demoted position.