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Saturday, July 9, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1157

IRS Logo 2The Hill, Ex-IRS Chiefs Urge House to Reject Impeaching Koskinen:

Eight former IRS commissioners from both Democratic and Republican administrations are urging the House to reject resolutions to impeach or censure the current head of the agency, John Koskinen.

"Overall, their primary impact would be to harm millions of everyday Americans, small businesses, and other taxpayers as they attempt to comply with their obligations imposed by our tax laws," the former commissioners said in a letter sent this week to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Some House Republicans, particularly members of the House Freedom Caucus, have called for Koskinen's impeachment because they believe he failed to comply with a subpoena and lied under oath during a House investigation into revelations that the IRS had given extra scrutiny to Tea Party groups' applications for tax-exempt status.

The former commissioners said that Koskinen has been doing good work in the job. "In our view, much of the success of the present IRS is attributable to its dedicated and capable employees and the leadership of Commissioner Koskinen," they said.

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Comments

Instead of being upset with Republicans, they should be upset with the corrupt Obama administration that weaponized the IRS.

Posted by: wodun | Jul 9, 2016 9:35:19 PM

Congress does not care about what is right or fair. This is all about politics.

Posted by: Sterling | Jul 10, 2016 5:44:16 AM