"Fast and Furious" figure to head law school
Assistant AG Ronald Welch, who signed the letter to Sen. Grassley assuring him ATF had never allowed guns to go to Mexico, is resigning to become dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
The funny part is, I can see how he wound up signing the letter. Does an Assistant AG know if the Phoenix office of an agency is running guns to the cartels? Naw. The practice at Justice was to keep Ass't AGs (political appointees) on the road giving inspiring speeches, while their Deputies (careerists) ran the show. And even when in town, he'd have no idea what was going on in the field, 2000 miles away. So if a Senator asked what was going on, the letter would be be sent to the Phoenix office, they would draft a reply, people up the chain of command (none of whom knew what was going on in Phoenix) would approve it, and finally the Ass't AG, when he was next in town, would sign it.