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Friday, January 6, 2017

The IRS Scandal, Day 1338:  Commissioner Koskinen Says Trump Transition Team Has No 'Axes To Grind' Against IRS

IRS Logo 2The Hill, IRS Chief: Agency's Discussions With Trump Team 'Very Positive':

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday that his agency has had “very positive discussions” with the Trump transition team.

“They’ve been very straight-forward, very factual ... productive discussions,” Koskinen told reporters.

Republicans have frequently criticized the IRS, particularly in the wake of 2013 revelations that the agency had subjected conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status to extra scrutiny.

But Koskinen said there’s been no indication that transition officials have “any axes to grind” or any focus other than learning about how the IRS operates.

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If Trump/Sessions does not appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS "crashed" hard drives and "accidentally" erased back-up tapes there's going to be some screaming going on by some voters. Very loud screaming.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Jan 6, 2017 9:30:27 AM