House launches effort to impeach IRS commissioner

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on May 24, 2016


House Republicans kicked off the path to impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday with a hearing exploring the ways the agency chief, hired to clean up after the tea party targeting scandal, instead bungled the probe and botched his handling of a congressional subpoena.

Mr. Koskinen declined to appear to testify, citing a crowded schedule. And lawmakers blocked his written testimony he submitted defending himself from even being entered into the hearing record, saying he had his chance to defend himself and refused to appear.

But Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee that has pursued the investigation into the tea party targeting, said there’s little question Mr. Koskinen has broken faith with Congress.

“When Congress asks you a question you’re expected to give a truthful answer. And when Congress gives you a subpoena, compliance isn’t optional,” the Utah Republican said, laying out the case for punishing Mr. Koskinen.

Mr. Chaffetz has written a censure resolution rebuking Mr. Koskinen, and a number of lawmakers have called for the agency chief’s impeachment.

  • Tuxedo_Plowboy

    This man is the face of the IRS. All the more reason to abolish the IRS.

  • HENRI

    IMPEACH HIM FAST AND BRING UP LOIS LEARNER UP ON CHARGES ALSO SHE SHOULD NOT GET BY WITH WHAT SHE DID ALSO

  • Tuxedo_Plowboy

    That man is a disgrace to the human race. Truly a wicked and corrupt waste of humanity!

  • Patrick Driscoll

    NEED TO IMPEACH THE ASSHOLE IN THE WH FIRST. THEN WE CAN PROSECUTE FOR TREASON!

  • 7papa7

    We will see if he gets impeached. The republicans have a reputation of talking big but acting small. I will believe it when I see it and not until then.

  • fred

    He’s guilty as sin, just like the fake potus! Prison for the entire administration, and many in the Congress as well!

  • Gerry Costa

    He deserves it but you know that the demoSCUM will NOT vote to impeach one of their own. It will take 2/3rds of the Senate to impeach this good for nothing and it won’t happen.

  • stymie222

    No Pension either. Stop giving these people rewards for their failures. The people need to physically go into the Capital building and other agencies and remove these criminals, because they are killing our country.

  • The Redhawk

    Koskinen, an Obama CLONE< skipped appearing at the Congressional Hearings about his IMPEACHMENT today!!!…..hOW long can we put up with such Arrogance from Idiots like Koskinen without Demanding that he be STRUNG UP????

  • Kanawah

    The teapublicans are running amuck again.

  • Kanawah

    This is nothing but a political attack. He is going after some of the teapublicans friends and backers. They do not like it, so they are going to go after him.

    Total political “assassination”.

    • ajareins

      Welcome to Harry Reid’s world. Payback time for the commie muslim loving freeloader democrats …Isn’t payback a beatch???

    • Gerry Costa

      You really do seem to be as big an idiot as I was told you are.

  • SDofAZ

    Just vote out all the lemming incumbents as they run for reelection. All are guilty of compliance with this administration and the agencies BO has warped from their original mandates. It is time to dismantle some of them most definitely and redirect and clean out the rest. This administration has brought much to light that in the past was hidden from the voters and legal constituents. BO and his entire two terms have been most assuredly the worst in history. He will be infamous NOT famous. And being so blattently arrogant narcissistic and of such a sociopath nature BO has failed in even an attempt at hiding his manipulations, lies, and lack of even the mildest attempt to fulfill his oath and adhere to the laws of this country per that oath he took twice. But thanks to BO we now understand the rinos in the GOP, the two party systems which are thoroughly corrupted and nonfunctional for anyone except the establishment elites who for some time have had the free run of our elections, government processes and unhindered by the unaware silent majority of this country.

    That has all changed thanks to BO and all his out in the light done in the dark schemes. We are shocked, angry and fed up. He is not the first to violate the position but he has certainly been the most obvious and has thus brought about an awakening of the silent majority. Now we are upsetting the establishment and the elites who have run amuck. Time to take back our country and the sooner the better. All thanks to Soros for setting BO loose on this country. I am sure this is not what he really wanted! Guess he underestimated the legal constituents of this country. Fire every last dem wit dem lemming and those rinos who supported this administration’s agenda for eight long years.

    Go Trump! And go for the silent majority. Time to clean out the trash in DC, our government like this IRS smug worm and all the rest in federal and state positions. We have much to do.

  • Robert M Stach Sr

    Start with him then work up to Clinton Obama and the asshole VA jerk then the ass in the DOJ all criminals like their boss Obasshole CAN YOU ALL SAY I DID IT / NOT BUT YOU CAN ALL LIE TO THE AMERICAN PUPLIC !

  • Jr1776

    He has a face i’d love to punch, repeatedly.

    • The Redhawk

      and OFTEN…

  • generalJed

    Every time some head of a gov’t agency lies to the American citizen about the underhanded criminal activity that they have been engaged in, they need to be impeached and imprisoned. We do not want to live in “Venezuela”, Obama’s model for our country.

  • J.B. Young

    The IRS commissioner does not need to be a democrat hack, hiding information from congress. Impeach the smerky SOB!

    • fred

      Abolish the IRS! it was illegal in 1913 when they passed the Act, now they should scrap it for an ad valorem tax ONLY!

      • J.B. Young

        Right! Most federal departments need to be done away with. They are worthless, and an infringement on our rights.

  • Climax

    Next should be Lynch followed by Clinton and Obama.

    • The Redhawk

      lYNCH is the LATEST LAP RAT of BHOZO!!!………..Another HOLDER LEADING THE INJUSTICE DEPARTMENT…

  • David Stewart

    He’s a belly robber; don’t you DARE try to tell him what to do! He, like his master in the Rainbow House are bulletproof!

    • The Redhawk

      Tainbow house?? or the WHITE MOSQUE??

  • CBUJAN

    He even looks like a crook

    • The Redhawk

      HE IS ONE!

    • fred

      They ALL do, don’t they!? Guilty as sin!

  • imcreso

    Someone needs to slap that smug look off his face.

    • The Redhawk

      you mean BITCHSLAP HIM and Plant a BOOT so far up his Colon to WIPE HIS STUPID SMILE OFF FOREVER!!

      • Gerry Costa

        Like the way you think Redhawk !!!

        • The Redhawk

          :0)

    • fred

      I’d wish “Bubba” in cell Block 9 was the guy to do just that! haha

    • Tuxedo_Plowboy

      I’m sure there would be a huge line for that!!!

  • democrat CockRoach

    Clear the deck of all the communists.

    • Kanawah

      Yes, Kick every teapublican out of office, from the

      lowliest

      village officer all the way to the highest teapublican criminal in congress.

      • Mike USA

        You are obviously another confused liberal buffoon. It’s the Tea Party that’s fighting to protect the Constitution and U.S. citizens. They are trying to rid government of hacks like Barry, Hillary, McConnell and the like.

        • The Redhawk

          He is just thsame OLD A-SHOLE Posting under a nEW Name….IGNORE him ot IT nad after awhile the Clintons /Soros will Stop Paying him to be one of their POTTED plants in Horse Manure…

          • Mike USA

            Too bad idiots like that are allowed to vote. Now I sound like a Dem – “If you don’t agree with us, then you need to shut up!”

          • The Redhawk

            best way to get them to go and bother other sites is to iGNORE the ASSHOLE.. he does not get paid if left Unanswered…this TROLL, TROLLS the Bottom under many NAMES… even Transgender names…like ” MICHELLE and Barry” hehe!!!

        • Tuxedo_Plowboy

          He doesn’t know any better. Some people just brainwash very easy. They are called liberals.

      • The Redhawk

        HELLO A-SHOLE… run away from the Padded Cell I see…

    • The Redhawk

      Starting with BHOZO,,. REID.. PIGLOSI nad all the way down to Deraged Debbie W-S

    • Tuxedo_Plowboy

      He is definitely one of the Progressive Commies in government.

  • Charles

    He should have been gotten rid of a long time ago.
    So should a lot more in this administration.

    • Kanawah

      Hell no. I hope Clinton keeps him on, and tells him to go after the “tax exempt” groups that stick their finger into politics.

      • The Redhawk

        You di nit mean the IRS as well as Government Unions and Chinese and Arabs FRIENDS of CLINTONS that get sO INVOLVED in ELECTING A-SHOLES like Clinton and ODUMBO do you???

      • Tuxedo_Plowboy

        You are a sick sick man!

    • The Redhawk

      yEAH like 99% of MORONS hired by BHOZO…

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