Paul L. Caron
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1174

IRS Logo 2The Hill, Hatch: Senate Won't Remove IRS Head:

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says a House effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has no chance of moving through the Senate.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the most senior Senate Republican, on Thursday said his colleagues and Koskinen don’t always agree but that those conflicts shouldn’t cost the commissioner his job.

“We can have our disagreements with him, but that doesn't mean there's an impeachable offense,” Hatch told reporters at the Capitol. “And for the most part he's been very cooperative with us."

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Comments

Once again the wisdom of the Founders is demonstrated. The cooler and more statesmanlike heads in the Senate will frustrate the "Freedom" Caucus. Maybe Reps. Chaffets and Jordan should censure Sen. Hatch.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jul 26, 2016 9:05:59 AM

Had a non-Democrat done what Koskinen did, they would be in jail.

Publius' comments are a case study in this corruption. He thinks non-Democrat groups should be attacked by the IRS and other government agencies but when it comes time to hold those weaponized agencies accountable, claims we need to go soft on them out of statesmanship.

It isn't surprising considering Democrats support for a rigged primary that disenfranchised Bernie Sanders supporters and the rest of the Democrat party.

So crooked.

Posted by: wodun | Jul 26, 2016 12:51:05 PM

To wodun-all primaries are rigged in some way. Some states are "winner take all" and some are "proportional". I guess you could say the Presidential election is rigged because it does not consider the popular vote. There is not perfect system, just the system that people negotiate.

Posted by: sw | Jul 27, 2016 5:40:08 AM

Mr. wodun: I do not think "non-Democrat [sic] groups should be attacked by the IRS and other government agencies but when it comes time to hold those weaponized agencies accountable, claims we need to go soft on them out of statesmanship." Since the beginning of my career as a trial lawyer--many years ago--I have had a peculiar affection for facts. They comfort me and allow me to sleep well at night. You, on the other hand, seem to be rather an emotional fellow, somewhat fact-challenged.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jul 27, 2016 9:16:53 AM

"Since the beginning of my career as a trial lawyer..."

That explains the avoidance of relevant facts that do not support his claims (i.e. cherry-picking), as well as not answering any direct questions after making said claims (i.e. going dark). Not this thread necessarily, but others on the IRS malfeasance going back years...

Posted by: MM | Aug 1, 2016 6:38:13 PM