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Saturday, February 4, 2017

The IRS Scandal, Day 1367:  White House Mum On Fate Of IRS Boss Koskinen

IRS Logo 2Newsmax, White House Mum on Fate of IRS Boss Koskinen:

The fate of controversial Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen at the hands of President Donald Trump remained uncertain as of Thursday.

At the regular briefing for reporters at the White House, Newsmax reminded Press Secretary Sean Spicer numerous House Republicans recently met with Vice President Mike Pence and urged him to tell the President to sack the controversial IRS boss.

"Had Pence brought their intentions to the president and, if so, what was the fate of Koskinen?" we asked.

"I have nothing to update you on," replied the president's top spokesman.

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Comments

Mr. Koskinen remains free and not indicted to testify against others to save himself and his retirement; he'll be traded for Lois's jail time.

Posted by: ron norman | Feb 4, 2017 9:09:49 AM

Koskinen should be replaced with a member of the Tea Party.

Posted by: he39tygg0uu | Feb 4, 2017 9:14:41 AM

Mr. Koskinen will either be fired or serve out his term. In either event, he likely will be replaced by a member of the FSB.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Feb 7, 2017 6:38:10 AM

"He likely will be replaced by a member of the FSB."

Good to see that there is an ethnic nationality that Democrats will blame all of their domestic political problems on. McCarthy would be positively delighted. Kind of bursts that pretentious cosmopolitan bubble, though. But I have to say, is there a politican who did more to help the Russian government and intelligence service than Secretary of State Clinton? The only way she could've compromised national security more is if she'd dumped all of her classified information in the Potomoc...

Posted by: MM | Feb 8, 2017 7:36:42 PM