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Retired FBI agent raises concerns regarding President Obama's ATF nominee

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A retired FBI agent sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday voicing his concern regarding the president's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
B. Todd Jones, currently the U.S. attorney for Minnesota, is undergoing Congressional evaluations to become the next director of the ATF, said MPR.
When former Minnesota FBI agent Donald Oswald heard this story, he said he felt "morally compelled" to inform Congress of Jones' unprofessional behavior, said the Pioneer Press.
Oswald cited Jones' failure to pursue violent, gun, and drug crimes in Minnesota as an "impediment to federal law enforcement," said MPR.
Former Minnesota FBI special agent Ralph Boelter said that he had a good relationship with Jones and that he did not witness the behavior Oswald described in his letter, the Pioneer Press reported.
Judiciary Committee member Sen. Charles Grassley(R) acknowledged that the committee will closely examine Oswald's concerning accusations throughout Jones' evaluation, said the Pioneer Press.

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