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Editor: Paul L. Caron, Dean
Pepperdine University School of Law

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1218

IRS Logo 2The Hill, IRS Chief Makes His Case to GOP Lawmakers:

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday made his case against impeachment to two groups of House Republicans. Koskinen met with members of the moderate Tuesday Group as well as with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee, where some lawmakers support his impeachment. “He just wanted to state his case,” said Tuesday group co-chair Charlie Dent (R-Pa.).

Bloomberg, House Will Hold Vote on Whether to Impeach IRS Chief, Ryan Says:

Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday the House will vote on whether to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, and he indicated members won’t be pressured to vote one way or the other.

Daily Caller, Hatch Insists The Senate Will Never Impeach IRS Commissioner:

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch says there is not even the “slightest chance” the Senate will impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen anytime soon.

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Comments

Thank you for your efforts in keeping this scandal in the publics eye. This needs to be a reminder of the lawlessness of our government on a daily basis.

Posted by: Emb | Sep 8, 2016 8:31:59 AM

Here's what I want to know from Koskinen:

1) After the house requested information dealing with the IRS documents / Tea Party suppression scandal, did you immediately issue orders to stop the destruction of documents relating to this issue? If not, why not?

2) If you did issue such orders, who destroyed the hard drives after the order was issued?

3) What punishment did the person responsible for disobeying your order face?

Posted by: ThomasA | Sep 8, 2016 9:15:56 AM