House to hold IRS ‘impeachment’ hearing for Koskinen over Lerner emails

by Stephen Dinan  |  published on May 14, 2016

House Republicans on Friday announced hearings to investigate whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen misled Congress and violated a subpoena, taking the first steps that could ultimately lead to his impeachment over the tax agency’s tea party targeting.

Impeachment is still very unlikely, particularly given the short amount of work days left in this Congress and in the Obama administration’s tenure overall.

But conservatives are intent on exploring Mr. Koskinen’s actions after the IRS was ordered to preserve and turn over documents related to targeting of tea party groups — and particularly emails from former senior executive Lois G. Lerner.

Mr. Koskinen’s accusers say he failed to comply with a congressional subpoena on those documents, and instead he allowed backup tapes of the emails to be destroyed.

  • Gary Smith

    Send him and Obama to Gitmo and Clinton with them

  • Timothy Thompson

    All I have to say is impeach him and then lets impeach Obama, he’s killing our country one executive order after another without congresses authorization. the rule of law is now dead in the USA.

  • jdp

    jdp…We need to impeach many of Obama’s hench men and women.

  • jdp

    jdp…He should not only be impeached but serve jail time as well.

  • CMSgt, USAF, Retired

    Impeach hell! Throw both he and Lerner in jail where they rightfully belong. Oh, and for good measure give them Barry Sotero for a cell mate.

  • earl wilson

    The KOCH REPUBLICANS should be holding hearing on IMPEACHING every KOCH REPUBLICAN member in the HOUSE and THE SENATE

  • gavinwca

    Republican’s do not have the gonabs, to take any preventive action against any of the Fascish in the Obola administration. Obola has laughed and spit on them for 7 I/2 years. While they claim they will do something after the next election if we give them more power. These republicans are the biggest cowards and traitors I have ever seen in our government.

  • Jerry

    My God, They have been talking about this for over a year, Talk Talk talk nothing done What about the big Gay elephant in the room OBAMMY, He needs it worse, and first

  • Patrick Driscoll

    LIKE OBUMA, THIS IDIOT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED YEARS AGO. WHAT IS THE DELAY?

  • Francis

    This CROOK should have been removed from the payroll a long time ago. IMPEACH this LOSER! Give him jail time!

  • Vangie Martinez

    He should still be Impeached, no matter how short the time is. Justice needs to start being served on these Cronies.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    Need to impeach the asshole in the WH!

  • Camille Gilliam

    I agree with mudguy! What are you afraid of them? They have horrible evil things to this country. Now tell the RINO’s to get busy and do what is right.

  • bang-n-boo

    FLAT TAX AND CLOSE THE IRS DOWN.

  • bang-n-boo

    WE NEED TO IMPEACH EVERYBODY THAT IS ONE OF OBAMA’S CABINET MEMBERS OR ANYBODY THAT HE HAS APPOINTED DURING HIS 7 YEARS OF SCREWING EVERYTHING UP.

  • HENRI

    IT HAS BEEN A LONG LONG TIME COMMING NOW GET IT DONE AND KICK HIS ASS OUT WITH NO RETIREMENT AT ALL NO SOC SEC AS FOR LOIS LERNER SHE ALSO SHOULDN’T GET ANY OF THE BENIFITS OF RETIREMENT AND NO SOC SEC

  • The Redhawk

    GET it DONE and THROW this LYING Obama bot Bastrad in Jail

  • Karll

    If went to a simpler system of taxes we wouldn’t need the majority of the IRS and those crooked bureaucrats could go flip burgers.

  • BOC

    Why even bother? This administration has been committing all types of crimes (Benghazi, Fast and Furious, this scandal, enforcing immigration law and using the Constitution overall as toilet paper) in plain site. This is just RINO grandstanding in an election year as they are almost as complicit in their inaction as those who perpetrate the acts. McConnell, Boehner and now Ryan?!?! These guys have had Obama’s balls on their faces so much they have callouses on their chins.

    • Juan TwoTree

      Yup, and ALL you post about was on Obongoloid’s watch! He can’t blame anyone other than himself for this mess and the mess of the country!!!

    • Gnowark

      It’s Not enough to let it continue, it’s time we the people DEMAND Congress do its job of protecting our country from internal enemies. Treason has no statute of limitations.

  • democrat CockRoach

    Congress has only had 5 LONG years to follow up. This is the result.

    • Jeanne Stotler

      IT’S CALLED Chicago Politics, threats and blackmail, they all have families and most have a skeleton or two in their closet.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    not just lock them up , but take back every penny they have stolen from us tax payers, just when has congress locked any of these idiots up , they will lock up baseball players for using steroids but do nothing to the crooks robbing us blind,

    • Juan TwoTree

      Yes, especially Lois Lerner……making $250K PLUS per year on a disgraceful/forced retirement, full benefits, medical, dental…the whole magilla….This broad needs to be n prison!

  • metheoldsarge

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    THIS
    IS AN ELECTION YEAR PEOPLE! FIRE THOSE DEADBEAT POLITICIANS IN
    WASHINGTON!

    Fron
    what I have been reading, many are disgusted with the Politicians,
    both Republican and Democrat, they sent to Washington in 2014. They
    were elected and reelected in 2014 on the promise that they will stop
    Obama. After the election, they did just the opposite.

    Every
    single Congressman in the House has to be reelected in November.
    There are also quite a few Senators up for reelection. There are
    those who are not happy with the people they sent to Washington or
    State and Local office. They will vote to re-elect them anyway
    because they cannot bring themselves to vote for anyone in the other
    party. There are a lot more people that think that way than many
    realize. We need to send those old career politicians from both
    parties into forced retirement.

    There
    are voting alternatives without breaking party loyalty. It is called
    State Primaries. Most states have a separate primary for
    Presidential candidates and another for all the others. Those are
    called State Primaries. Most states will have theirs starting in
    August.

    Join
    political groups or organizations that can work to seek out and
    encourage new people to run against the deadbeat incumbents in the
    primaries. Then you can vote to help get that deadbeat incumbent out
    of the general election. That way you can vote against the deadbeat
    without having to sacrifice party loyalty. This can work against
    everyone in public office from the President right on down to the
    local office holders. If you are not happy with them, fire them.

    This
    could happen in Wisconsin. It is possible that RINO Ryan may lose
    his House seat. Conservative Republican Businessman Paul Nehlen is
    challenging him in the Wisconsin State Primary in August. He is
    building up quite a following in Ryan’s district and could knock him
    out of the General Election. If you remember, that is what happened
    to Senator Arlin Specter and Congressman Tom Foley. This can work
    against everyone in public office from the President right on down to
    the local office holders.

    REELECT
    NO ONE! FIRE THEM ALL!

    • Gnowark

      Agreed, but in the PRIMARY portion of election, WE HAVE MORE POWER because of traditional low turnout.

  • Webb

    House to hold IRS ‘impeachment’ hearing for Koskinen over Lerner emails…
    DEFUND THE IRS…PERIOD!

  • Saml31

    This thug Koskinen is symptomatic of the entire IRS. Let’s close it down and go to a flat tax.

    • ABO

      That act, in and of itself would save taxpayers a fortune. Here’s to you, Sam!

    • Timothy Thompson

      How about stop paying taxes that have allowed the Democrats and Republicans to fleece us while they sit comfortably in Washington DC throwing our money at us as bribes.

  • metheoldsarge

    Fire one of the President’s lap dogs? Never happen. Too many RINOs will go down with him.

  • mudguy1

    Koskinen along with his boss Obama should have been impeached several years ago. If we had had a Congress that was for America insted of trying to keep their jobs it would have been done.

    • Retired

      More like 6 years ago for Obama.

    • dfinch

      Koskinen has only been over the IRS for 2 years.

      • Juan TwoTree

        Doesn’t matter it it was 2 month!! He purposely withheld evidence and LIED to Congress! Throw his bald ass in prison and do hard time! He and Lois Lerner f’d us all!

    • Kent

      You’re right, now we are going to start another 10 year circle jerk while these fools paw the carpet up and blow snot all over the room for what, nothing will ever come of it.

    • Juan TwoTree

      Yup, mudguy1! Lies, cover-ups, withholding facts, in front of Congress will catch up with you sooner or later. I hope they impeach this LIAR, throw his ass in prison and bring up new charges against Lerner now that they have new evidence on the bitch….hiding behind the 5th Amendment…she has also LIED to Congress! Make them both do HARD TIME!,

    • Vangie Martinez

      Regarding Obama if they Impeach him seeing how he is a Presidential Fraud they would have to keep everything that he has implemented. However if they file charges against him after he is out of office then everything that he has done is null and void.

  • DrBillLemoine

    As those with a modicum of technical knowledge are aware, little that hits the internet via emails is permanently lost or erasable. Separate physical arrangements or backups on tape are different. It’s possible that when IRS head Lois Lerner left office any physical tapes were destroyed. Except for background to supplement a book she may be writing, there’s nothing I know that prevents her from doing anything she wants with her own property–tapes. So we have cloud backup and server forensics to resurrect anything needed while investigating wrong doing at the top of IRS. I’m more concerned with lower-down executives misinterpreting the actual law that forbids political activity by non-profits to allow conservative foundations to collect money for free (no taxation) and conduct political campaigns at the same time. That’s the impeachable offense to me, breaking the letter and intent of the law to aid conservative Tea Party oriented political groups by wrongly making them tax free.

    • ezekiel22

      Be careful what you wish for. There are liberal concerns that hide political activism behind tax free status. There are some like Sharpton that owe millions in back taxes yet has access to obama. No conflict of interest there. He is black so he is special. At least that is the message that obama signals.

      • DrBillLemoine

        Once again a conservative mixes disparate topics to create mayhem. Sharpton owing back taxes is in no way related to tax free status for political non-profits as I described them. Elective status, past or present by Sharpton, is in no way related to his knowledge, experience and helpfulness to others with different problems in politics and law. Mixing up your signals again.

    • Karll

      Yes,,,,,and all the non-profits of the left are squeaky clean, of course.

      • DrBillLemoine

        We are talking about politically active ‘non-profits’ given that benefit wrongly, not all non-profits which do much good. Keep your focus. Ford Foundation and others which do so much good are not politically active like recent Tea Party affiliated PACs getting wrong designations.

        • Karll

          As opposed to the “good” that is obviously ALWAYS done by
          the left wing groups.
          I think your “focus” needs the adjustment.

          • DrBillLemoine

            Once again someone on the right raises broad brush or global ‘always’ statements without specifying them for real discussion. That’s what you just did in a way that prevents interaction for our illumination or resolution of any differences/problems. Well done, rightie.

          • Karll

            You can be as eloquent as you wish, but it’s still patently obvious that you only direct your criticism at the right while ignoring the hypocrisy, corruption and illegal actions of the left.
            You are are a “projectionist”, and very few here take what you have to say seriously.

          • DrBillLemoine

            No education practitioner waits for a few extremists to ‘take what you have to say seriously.’ Truth is truth at any time, believe it or not. Thanks for the eloquence comment but I am aware of writing for the average 8th grader’s comprehension. From the many responses I get, I’d say my messages are getting across, even if disbelieved or deflected or rejected.

  • Bruce Kellar

    Congress is in the pocket of lobbyist’s or else they are afraid of Islams greatest leader, Obama and his imported army intent on his continued dictatorship. Stupid Americans stand by and let it happen while their elected leaders stuff their pockets with your gold and permanent guaranteed endless wealth and immunity. Paul Ryan has the audacity to question anyone else’s motives after he led the parade to pass the Omnibus budget especially for Obama and his imported army. A nation of fools will surely vote in Clinton guilty or not. They just don’t know any better thanks to academia.

  • Debbie

    We need to impeach the one that put him in office. Problem solved.

    • theseer

      ARRESTED FOR TREAON AND VIOLATION OF HIS OATH…

  • klsparrow

    Ryan and his friends in the house will get with democrats to block this. Like they got with democrats to pass a Pelosi budget.

  • Larry

    Just throw this Obummers dog in the pound and leave him there until he rots with Hillary and Obummer.

  • stymie222

    When will there be equal justice and accountability in this country ?

    • Bonnie68

      When people stop immediately believing everything they hear INSTEAD of looking for the facts.

      AT THAT POINT, and only that point will we have and be able to find and get accountability – because then we will know who did what, when and why. You see with all the MIS-INFORMATION that is out there NO ONE knows what really is going on!

      • Juan TwoTree

        Well, if this bald assed LIAR would have been honest and truthful from the ‘get-go’ maybe then Congress could have acted on this piss ant and impeached him right then and there. But no, he lied, cover-ups, no information, no e-mails, blah blah blah! He should be in a prison doing hard time!

      • Jeanne Stotler

        Also STOP voting for the Party, instead of the candidate, this type don’t listen to speeches or debated, all they see is either a “D” or a “R”, and think for ones self not what the MSM and others say.

  • cathylovesyou

    Koskinen should be put in jail. He is part of the cover up and is an arrogant civil service worker like Obama. We must get these bums out and put where they cannot hurt the country any further. No PC’s please

  • GrizzMann

    He was just following orders, a good Democrat.

    • Elizabeth Davis

      Oh yes and his boss should be in jail too.

  • Robert G. Branscome

    We need to start locking up these people for long periods of time and not let anyone give them parole or let them off for any reason.

    • Elizabeth Davis

      WE have set a predestine now. so, they all have a free reign and are above the law when will this all stop? When this country as we know it is gone?

      • zframer

        Don’t you mean precedent?

        • Elizabeth Davis

          Sorry you are right some times my mind does not work in conjunction with my fingers

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            just be careful chopping onions, or any other food.

    • theseer

      UNTIL WE START JAILING THEM OR PERMANENTLY EXILING THEM…THE CORRUPTION WILL CONTINUE ON AS IT HAS FOR DECADES…

    • Juan TwoTree

      I agree!! Let’s get this bald as LIAR prison, then Lerner then Killery & ‘Slick Willy!’ That would be an excellent start. And NO PARDONS!

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