Arthur Herbert, shown here, is celebrating the successful subversion of the will of Congress with the Multiple Rifle Sales Reporting Diktat with his fellow conspirator in ATF scandals large and small, ex-CCO attorney Teresa Ficaretta.
Just received this over the electronic transom here at Sipsey Street. This email is said to have been generated by Teresa Ficaretta and it references Arthur Herbert. Redactions have been made to protect sources.
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:36 AM
Subject: Rifle Multiple Sale Reporting Program Celebration
Please join us on Wednesday, August 31, at 9:30 a.m., in Conference Room B to celebrate the successful completion of the rifle multiple sale reporting program. Collaboration among many directorates made this program possible, and REDACTED and I want to recognize and thank all the employees who contributed to our success.
This celebration will be held in connection with our EPS supervisors meeting to be held in the same room beginning at 10am. Please forward this invitation to all the remaining EPS supervisors in Martinsburg. I initially tried to list all their names, but I know I will leave some of the section supervisors out, and our celebration would not be complete without them. (REDACTED) and I look forward to seeing you all in Martinsburg.
The staffs of both Senator Grassley and Congressman Issa have been advised of this outrage. As a long-time ATF street agent told me:
"(This is a) planned celebration on gov't time and in gov't building. I have NEVER seen such a blatant partisan action as this in my entire time in the government."
He goes on to say, "Celebrating blatantly circumventing congressional intent and law and then rather than just enforcing it, we are actually celebrating pro or anti guns policies? I AM PISSED."
This agent has every right to be. So too does the House of Representatives. These guys just figuratively jumped up on the desks of the GOP Representatives and Senators and took a huge dump. No wonder they're happy about it.
If they get away it, that is.