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Friday, December 16, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1317:  Koskinen Says He Is Willing To Serve Another Term As IRS Commissioner If Trump Wants To Reappoint Him

IRS Logo 2Bloomberg BNA, IRS Chief Would Continue to Lead Agency If Trump Were to Ask:

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said he would be willing to remain in the agency’s top job if President-elect Donald Trump were to re-appoint him.

“I’ve never said no. That’s part of my problem,” he told reporters at an event sponsored by George Washington University Law School and the IRS. “It’s an honor to be the commissioner.”

President Barack Obama appointed Koskinen, 77, to the job in 2013. His term ends next November. Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus tried to impeach Koskinen during his term, saying he improperly withheld evidence during investigations into the agency’s handling of organizations applying for tax-exempt status. Moderate Republicans and Democrats said the effort was unwarranted.

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Comments

“I’ve never said no. That’s part of my problem,”

That is a little too on the nose considering what he has done for Obama.

Posted by: wodun | Dec 16, 2016 2:47:54 PM