While former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Lois Lerner narrowly escaped punishment, the House GOP is taking direct aim at IRS Commissioner John Koskinen! Because of Obama’s IRS has been illegally targeting tea party and conservative organizations, the House Oversight Committee is starting the process of impeaching Koskinen. This is a huge blow to the Obama administration, and a reminder from the GOP that illegal targeting of private citizens should never be tolerated…
The leaders of the IRS clearly knew that Lerner’s messages were missing and failed to alert Congress. That criminal activity is too much for Chairman Chaffetz to accept, which is why impeachment is the appropriate response.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz began the impeachment process against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday, accusing him of misleading the public and destroying documents that were being sought under a congressional subpoena.
It’s the latest move in the battle over tea party targeting at the tax agency, and comes less than a week after the Justice Department issued a report finding no criminal behavior in the IRS’s decision to subject conservative groups to intrusive scrutiny.
Among the specific charges Mr. Chaffetz and 18 of his fellow Republicans on the committee allege are that Mr. Koskinen misled Congress when he said he’d turned over all of former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner’s emails, and oversaw destruction of evidence when his agency destroyed backup tapes that contained the emails.
It was unclear how far the resolution would go, in a Congress already preoccupied with so many other fights and with little more than a year to go in President Obama’s tenure.
The impeachment resolution says the IRS knew Ms. Lerner’s messages were missing, due to a reported computer hard drive crash, as early as February 2014, but didn’t notify Congress until June — while the backup tapes were destroyed in March.
The IRS didn’t have an immediate comment Tuesday afternoon.
via Washington Times
This is great news! But it’s time to impeach President Barack Obama too.
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