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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The IRS Scandal, Day 1433: House Oversight Committee Republicans Call On President Trump To Fire Commissioner Koskinen

IRS Logo 2Townhall, House Oversight Committee: President Trump, Remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen:

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz, have sent a letter to the White House demanding IRS Commissioner John Koskinen be removed from office.

"By applying additional rigorous scrutiny and unjustifiable, interminable delays to their applications for tax-exempt status, our own government betrayed the fundamental principles of liberty, free speech and democracy for partisan political reasons," the letter states. "So long as the IRS commissioner is a man who has misled the people, destroyed evidence, and failed his legal duties to the people's representatives in Congress, the IRS is not 'controlled by the people.'  For that reason, we request you immediately remove Koskinen." 

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Comments

If Trump understood that the Republicans who want to fire Koskinen are the same ones who might block his changes to Obamacare, wouldn't he want their cooperation first then he will fire Koskinen? Isn't that Trump's deal?

Posted by: jfjoyner3 | Apr 16, 2017 10:50:43 AM