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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1253

IRS Logo 2Tax Notes, Koskinen Impeachment Paused but Not Forgotten as Elections Near:

The House's extended recess appears to signal a respite from, if not an end to, the 114th Congress's months-long push to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

The effort has been directed by conservatives outraged over claims that the IRS targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The drive sputtered to a halt in late September after pro-impeachment congressmen traded their privileged motion on the House floor for an impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

That three-and-a-half-hour hearing on September 21 rehashed accusations that Koskinen had deliberately misled and lied to congressional investigators looking into the targeting controversy. However, the hearing didn't uncover anything substantially new, it didn't seem to change any minds on the committee, and it offered no resolution to the impeachment inquiry, such as a vote by the Judiciary Committee asking the full House to impeach.

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Comments

Can you imagine the Democrats in control of congress just letting this pass had a Republican administration done it to them? Me neither. The GOP are gutless.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Oct 13, 2016 9:00:19 AM