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Sunday, April 2, 2017

The IRS Scandal, Day 1424:  Conservatives Demand IRS Commissioner’s Head In White House Meeting

IRS Logo 2Daily Caller, Conservatives Demand IRS Commissioner’s Head In White House Meeting:

An off-the-record White House meeting with roughly two dozen conservative leaders Wednesday included explicit calls for President Trump to fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, according to a source in the room.

White House conservative liaison Paul Teller organized the meeting Wednesday between Trump staffers and leaders of conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation and Judicial Watch.

Talk of Koskinen’s firing was part of a larger discussion on clearing out Obama-era personnel from the executive branch where possible, the source said. The broad consensus among attendees was that Trump needs to clean out Obama-era bureaucrats if he is going to be successful in pushing through his agenda.

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Comments

He should be fired.
There needs to be consequences for abuse of power.

Posted by: Henry | Apr 2, 2017 8:05:28 AM

He should be fired but I hope the critics have in mind a few candidates to replace him. Trump needs help staffing his Administration.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Apr 2, 2017 3:24:18 PM

Maybe Trump knows he didn't do anything wrong and isn't willing to fire him to satisfy the witch hunters.

Posted by: Chris | Apr 3, 2017 4:56:43 PM