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Sunday, December 11, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1312: Impeachment Averted, But Will Koskinen Resign Or Be Fired By President Trump?

IRS Logo 2Politico Morning Tax, Impeachment Averted:

There’s not a ton of bipartisanship in the House these days, but lawmakers apparently made an exception for quashing a Freedom Caucus effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

In the end, only 72 House Republicans voted to essentially bring the impeachment resolution to the floor. ... But while almost 350 House members decided to refer the resolution to a Judiciary Committee that hasn’t been gung ho on impeachment so far, that shouldn’t necessarily be viewed as an endorsement of Koskinen — who avoids becoming the first executive branch official since Reconstruction to be impeached. Top Republicans like House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady made it clear they were no fans of Koskinen’s work, but that using time for impeachment proceedings might be unnecessary because they don’t expect the IRS chief to stay on under President-elect Donald Trump. (Koskinen's term ends next November, no matter what.)

 

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Comments

One of President Trump's first acts should be to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the criminality at IRS.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Dec 11, 2016 9:03:53 AM

Trump shouldn't be appointing anyone as Commissioner so long as he is under audit for his personal income taxes and potential criminal investigation for his foundation.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Dec 11, 2016 11:48:58 AM

What crime(s) has his foundation been accused of, Pubs?

Posted by: MM | Dec 12, 2016 7:40:53 AM

MM: We don't know for sure...they keep having their emails disappear...kinda like Hillary.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Dec 12, 2016 8:22:50 AM

VOI,

Yeah, but he could easily use the same excuse Clinton did: None of the emails were work-related! Plus a new one: The emails weren't government records! I'm sure Pubs would accept that doozy, in the spirit of consistency...

Posted by: MM | Dec 12, 2016 6:52:37 PM