President Trump Names IRS Commissioner to Replace John Koskinen

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee hearing was titled "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner's Missing E-Mails, Part I". (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

It’s no secret that the IRS targeted conservatives during the Obama Administration – and they got away with it too, for the most part.

Former IRS unit director Lois Lerner was initially the central figure in the scandal, infamously pleading the fifth when summoned to testify. Obama’s Justice Department and FBI would conveniently later find “substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia” but “find no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution.”

It was just a coincidence that Lerner granted only ONE conservative group non-profit status in three years? Sure.

The IRS also fired people in connection with the scandal for unethical and even criminal actions, but didn’t have much trouble quickly rehiring 213 of them.

When it comes to the IRS, there’s plenty of swamp to drain, and conservatives have been pressuring for the removal of current IRS commissioner John Koskinen to fully wipe out the influence Obama imposed on the office. Back in March we reported that an off-the-record White House meeting with roughly two dozen conservative leaders included explicit calls for President Trump to fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, according to a source in the room, and their desires will be granted.

Like many before him, Koskinen will be hearing the words “you’re fired.”

According to the Daily Caller, “President Trump made it official on Thursday that embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will be out of a job next month. Trump tapped David Kautter, the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for tax policy, to serve as interim IRS commissioner, beginning Nov. 13.”

Well, good riddance to him! Conservatives over Twitter celebrated Koskinen’s upcoming departure:

How ridiculous is it to have no accountability at the agency responsible for collecting a quarter of the nation’s annual income?

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By Matt

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