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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The IRS Scandal, Day 1428:  Fifteen Ways & Means Committee Republicans Urge Trump To Fire Commissioner Koskinen

IRS Logo 2Letter From 15 House Ways & Means Committee Republicans to President Trump (Apr. 5, 2017) (press release):

As members of the House Ways and Means Committee, we believe it is imperative that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) work for the best interest of all taxpayers, and that the taxpayers in tum have confidence in the IRS's ability to fairly administer the tax code. This trust is at the core of our system of voluntary tax compliance . Trust in the IRS is hitting rock-bottom under IRS Commissioner John Koskinen . Not only was key evidence relevant to this Committee's investigation destroyed under his watch, but he also misled Congress in the process, intentionally degraded customer service at the agency, and has since lost the trust of the American people. We believe that trust cannot be fully restored under Commissioner Koskinen's leadership. For this reason, we are writing to request the removal of John Koskinen as Commissioner of the IRS and to request that a new leader be put in place as soon as possible.

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Thank you for continuing this important effort.

Posted by: Maggie Whitton | Apr 6, 2017 9:01:57 AM