IRS boss Koskinen takes heat at impeachment hearing for faulty testimony

by FOXNews.com  |  published on September 21, 2016

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen faced tough questioning Wednesday from Republicans at his Capitol Hill impeachment hearing, where he admitted “failings” in responding to congressional probes into his agency’s targeting of conservative groups – but seemed unable to satisfy some lawmakers’ concerns about 2014 testimony that later turned out to be false.

The commissioner maintained that he had not committed the offenses he’s accused of, and that impeachment would be “improper.”

But his 2014 testimony quickly emerged as a focal point. Koskinen, who was brought in to lead the agency after the targeting scandal flared, had told lawmakers in June 2014 that no emails had been destroyed since congressional investigations began. Yet backup tapes containing numerous emails had been erased by IRS workers in March of 2014.

Koskinen says he didn’t learn about that until later, and reiterated Wednesday he believed his June 2014 statement was true at the time.

“The statement was not correct in light of that evidence,” he acknowledged Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

  • Walter Flatt

    HAVE WE BEEN SET UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION, BY HILLIARY, OBAMA, SOROS, AND THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA? IF NOT. READ ALL THE WHYS BELOW.

    WHY DID HILLIARY, OBAMA, & KERRY DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE RADICAL MUSLIMS.

    WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY ALL AMMO?

    WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

    WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES?
    WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VA. CLOSE TO DC? ARE THEY TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

    WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER HAVING TO FEED, CLOTH & HOUSE THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF MUSLIMS BEING BROUGHT HERE?

    WHY GIVE THE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS BROUGHT IN FREE HEALTH CARE, SPENDING THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL CARE?

    WHY ARE THE ILLEGALS BEING TREATED BETTER THAN OUR VETERANS.
    WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICK THE RADICALS OUT?

    WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

    WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

    WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

    WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

    WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

    WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS?

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

    I SAY, ARM ALL OUR TROUPS TO PREVENT A MUSLIM TAKEOVER. THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. I CAN TAKE 100 AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR.

    BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, THINGS DO NOT LOOK GOOD.

    JUST PRAY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTED AND IS ABLE TO TAKE OVER AS OUR PRESIDENT.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLE 2015 AND YOU JUST MIGHT KNOW WHY.

    BELOW IS A GOOD REASON WHY I BELIEVE THAT A TAKEOVER TRY IS POSSIBLE. HOW CAN THE BIASED NEWS SAY OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM.

    President Obama: This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
    * It was you . . . who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”
    * It was you . . . who on ABC News referenced -“My Muslim faith.”
    * It was you who . . . gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
    * It was you who . . . wrote that in the event of a conflict- “I will stand with the Muslims.”
    * It was you who . . . assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
    * It was you who . . . bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
    * It was you who . . . sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
    * It was you who . . . exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
    * It was you who . . . purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
    * It was you who . . . mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.
    * It was you who . . . raveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.
    * It was you who . . . instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
    * It was you who . . . refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
    * It was you who . . . ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
    * It was you who . . . appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
    * It was you who . . . appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
    * It was you who . . . said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
    * It was you who . . . as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
    * It was you who . . . was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
    * It was you who . . . curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
    * It was you who . . . refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
    * It is you who . . . has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
    * It was you . . . who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
    * It was you who . . . funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
    * It was you who . . . ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
    * It was you who . . . directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.
    * It was you who . . . funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
    * It is you who . . . follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
    * It is you who . . . departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.
    * It was you who . . . was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
    * It was you who . . . appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    * It was you who . . . said this country is not a Christian nation.
    * It was you who . . . said the Muslim call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
    * IT WAS YOU WHO GAVE 150 BILLION PLUS TO IRAN.
    * IT WAS YOU WHO RANSOMED 4 PEOPLE FOR 400 MILLION/
    * ARE YOU, KERRY, HILLIARY & THE BIASED NEWS MEDIATO TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY?

  • Jmanjo

    It is time for Congress to make these scoundrels pay for all their fraud and lying. This guy needs to be impeached and his bosses too….

  • Frank

    Amen to Yellowjacket2, Trump if he keeps his word will make changes nobody will believe until makes them and I believe HE WILL…..

  • yellowjacket2

    Thanks to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, heat is all that Koskinen will get for his crimes. We need to clean up the mess that RINO’s like these two have made of our government. And electing Trump is a good start. That’s why Ryan and McConnell hate him.

    • Helga miller

      Yellowjacket, you are so correct. When Trump becomes President he should charge all these Elites (what they think of themselves) with crimes against the American people. We are so sick of these criminals it is crucial that we get a strong law and order leader…..Trump2016!

    • The Redhawk

      Really?? Do you THINK that REID will NOT Filibuster as Usual at the Prospect of having another Obama STOOL Impeached???….And what might Odumbo do????

  • The Redhawk

    Unless Congress DROPS a pair and grows a SPINE , Koskinen a true LYING TURD is going to GET away with LYING and LAUGHING at CONGRESS!!! But then so Are Obama, SHILLERY, Lynch and the FBI!
    Is it time to ELECT a FUNCTIONING NEW CONGRESS???

    • ItsJo

      Lois already got away with it, so this TURD, is arrogant that Obama and the crooked regime, will do the same for him. They ALL should have been “FIRED AND NO PENSIONS” THIS IS A SLAP IN ALL CITIZENS’ FACES, AND OBAMA THE CROOKED, IS LAUGHING AS HE ACTUALLY DOES HATE AMERICA AND IT’S PEOPLE…OTHER THAN BLACKS /MUSLIMS.

      • The Redhawk

        BULLS EYE!! and HOW about that SICK COW of Chappaqua who before the FACTS came out blamed WHITE FOLKS for the SHOOTING BY A BLACK COP in CHARLOTTE??? BTW Who is Shooting Blacks in SO CHICAGO?? SWEDES?
        The BITCHTURD hates all Whites now??? is she havug those “VOICES” in her empty Skull make her Speak NONSENSE??

    • Wolfman

      Hawk it is about time as a country that we press our own reset button. I remember my Grandparents emphatically saying they were American NOT Polish ( all this with a heavy Polish accent). As a family we always rooted for the USA in the Olympics…the hell with the so called European roots. We had our ways of melding Polish Traditions INTO the American Way. I am disgusted by the DEms,their buddies, the Colleges, BLM,LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ, the MSM, and all the other ‘ lyin’ lefties’ that make up drama where it doesn’t exist and downplay facts when they don’t suit the narrative.

      • The Redhawk

        Agree 100%…The ONLY iDIOTS tat Like tp Promote Divisivness are the Progressives tat in order to Pander for Votes are CREATING Walls amomg US Americans…
        The BLACK Caucus
        The Hidspanic Caucus
        The Black pnather Party
        The Black lIE matter Party ( aka PIMPTONs Amatchists)
        So is it time for a WHITE PARTY CAUCUS???

        • Wolfman

          Yes!!If Hillary is elected…no if Trump.If Trump is elected we need to start exposing the hyphonated Americans and their caucuses for the scams they really are….. everyday if possible. We also need to get education back to where you learn the truth not the Lib Legends!!!

          • The Redhawk

            YES to all you said….Beginning with the Elimination of all Incompetent, Corrupt and LIBTARD member of any and all Government Agencies and elected Posts… REVAMP Education via the Mandated education in CIVICS, American History, the US Constitrution, Math and English….and the TRUTH about Socialism, Communism and Fascism and what they actually FAILED AT !!

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