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B. Todd Jones' ATF confirmation just got tougher

B. Todd Jones, right with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius
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B. Todd Jones, right with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, shown during a speech by the president at the White House last month.

“As the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, he was aware of this arrangement and the details of how the agreement came to be,” Grassley said. “His emails are among the 1,200 documents that the Justice Department has refused to produce to the House and Senate as part of this investigation. At a minimum, those documents are necessary for us to completely and thoroughly examine his background and fitness to lead an agency that is riddled with problems.”

Grassley has already raised concerns over Jones’ handing of the ATF after the Fast and Furious sting operation. Jones took over the agency on an interim basis after Fast and Furious fell apart, but Grassley said Thursday that Jones wouldn’t make officials available for congressional interviews on the subject.

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Republicans don't like Jones

Republicans don't like Jones because in Minnesota he focused on getting big white-collar, financial industry fish caught in the fed's net and pulled out of the water. People like Tom Petters, and other big money fraudsters (in the financial industry, most of them). The folks who are not, elsewhere, going to jail for putting our economy and the world's in such dire straits.

Local law enforcement can deal with the street drug dealers. He wanted to go after the big boys. But, you just don't do that in today's America, right?

Why couldn't he do both?

Jones should have been able to do both, go after white-collar crime, and violent gang, drug and gun activities. Isn't that what other US Attorneys do?