Paul L. Caron
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1076

IRS Logo 2The Blaze, White House Responds to House GOP Calls to Impeach IRS Commissioner:

President Barack Obama has full confidence in Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, even as House Republicans are calling for his impeachment over failing to comply with congressional subpoenas.

“Of course he does” have confidence in Koskinen, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told TheBlaze Monday.

Last week, a group of House Republicans went to the House floor to call for Koskinen’s impeachment. Last year, Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called for charges against the commissioner.

Republicans say Koskinen also failed to testify truthfully and failed to make congressional investigators aware evidence was missing as part of the probe into the IRS targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups — which first came to light in 2013.

Still, Earnest scoffed at the notion of impeachment: “It is ridiculous for Republicans in Congress who seek to gut funding for the IRS, in some cases they call for the outright abolition of the agency, to be a fair arbiter of the effectiveness of the IRS commissioner.”

“The fact is, Mr. Koskinen has an extraordinarily difficult job, and it’s made only more difficult because Republicans seek to cut the funding of the agency,” Earnest continued. “He is someone who undertakes that work with a lot of professionalism and seriousness of purpose, and he deserves our gratitude.”

Breitbart, White House: Republican Calls For IRS Commissioner To Resign ‘Ridiculous’

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/04/the-irs-scandal-day-1076.html

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Comments

Koskinen has lied, obfuscated, delayed, and covered up the Obama administration's weaponization of the US tax collecting agency. He has repeatedly delayed, denied, and misdirected investigators. But for the fact that the mainstream media refuses to cover this scandal in any meaningful way he'd already be in jail. Impeach him!

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Apr 19, 2016 11:12:43 AM

Of course Obama has faith in Koskinen, he is doing the job he was hired to do.

Posted by: wodun | Apr 19, 2016 9:35:22 PM