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Friday, June 24, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1142

IRS Logo 2PJ Media, Impeachment and the IRS Scandal: Should John Koskinen Face the Music?:

[T]he instant matter involving Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, pertains to an investigation into not a mere “endeavor” (largely unsuccessful in the Nixon case) to abuse IRS powers but actual, concrete abuse, of those powers, including “income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.” I further understand that the instant matter involves the provision of false statements and withholding of evidence from Congress.

I do not purport to have knowledge of the facts of Congress’s investigation. I note however that misconduct that was merely potential and coupled with blatantly obstructive actions was deemed sufficient to impeach (and would clearly have been sufficient to remove) a twice-elected president of the United States who had recently been reelected in one of the largest landslides in American history. It seems patent, then, that if established, actual misconduct in conjunction with blatantly obstructive actions would be sufficient to justify impeaching an unelected subordinate executive official responsible for administering the Internal Revenue Service.

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Comments

Difference between Nixon trying to get the IRS to harass his political enemies and the Obama administration actually doing it is...the media HATED Nixon and used the Watergate "crimes" to bring him down...this time the press is ninety percent behind Obama. The media will never recover its credibility post Obama. Their lack of interest in Obama's crimes is a stigma the MSM will carry from now on. Half the country will never trust them again.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Jun 24, 2016 8:32:47 AM