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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

House Republicans introduce measure to impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Should Koskinen and Lerner be in jail? Most definitely. So what will come out of this latest investigation? Judging by their track record... nothing.


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Yes, that is Lois Lerner telling one of her colleagues that “no one will ever believe that both your hard drive and mine crashed within a week of each other.”
This is an email that we were never supposed to see. The IRS deliberately withheld emails like this.

I said time and time again they should have appointed a Special Prosecutor. Believing the DOJ is going to act is like expecting the Iranians to turn themselves in for breaking the Nuke Deal.

Another fun fact. According to an affidavit, the lead investigator that the IRS put in charge of finding Lois Lerner’s emails is blind.

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GOP senators grill IRS head Koskinen over targeting scandal

House Republicans on Tuesday introduced a resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, accusing him of making "false statements" under oath and failing to comply with a subpoena for evidence. 

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and 18 other committee members introduced the resolution to begin impeachment proceedings. In doing so, they followed through on a threat first made over the summer, when Republicans accused the IRS leader of making inaccurate statements to Congress regarding the Tea Party targeting scandal and its aftermath. 

"Commissioner Koskinen violated the public trust," Chaffetz said in a statement Tuesday. "He failed to comply with a congressionally issued subpoena, documents were destroyed on his watch, and the public was consistently misled. 

"Impeachment is the appropriate tool to restore public confidence in the IRS and to protect the institutional interests of Congress." 

The announcement comes on the same day Koskinen testified before the Senate Finance Committee, and after the Justice Department on Friday decided to close its investigation of the targeting scandal without pursuing criminal charges. 

Koskinen took over in late 2013, after the scandal broke over IRS agents subjecting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status to additional scrutiny. 

But he faced questions over statements he made in the course of various investigations. 

Chaffetz' office said he failed to preserve IRS records in accordance with a congressional subpoena, citing how the IRS erased hundreds of backup tapes containing potentially thousands of emails from Lois Lerner, the former official at the heart of the controversy.


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