Prosecutor Nominated for Top ATF Position

Minnesotta prosecutor Todd B. Jones will be nominated by President Barack Obama as the next director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), WKRN News Channel 2 reports. Jones has been serving as the agency’s acting head for more than a year. Obama said yesterday that Congress should approve Jones for the job since they haven’t confirmed a director in six years. Jones has not issued a response, as he was instructed not to speak with reporters until he is formally confirmed.