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Gowdy to IRS Commish: How Do You Know No Criminal Act Occurred?
RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 06/24/14 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 06/24/2014 6:49:44 PM PDT by IndianaJax

REP. TREY GOWDY (R-SC): You have already said multiple times today that there was no evidence that you found of any criminal wrongdoing. I want you to tell me what criminal statutes you have evaluated.

JOHN KOSKINEN, IRS COMMISSIONER: I have not looked at any.

GOWDY: Well, how can you possibly tell our fellow citizens that there's not criminal wrongdoing if you don’t even know what statutes to look at?

KOSKINEN: I have seen no evidence that anyone --

GOWDY: Well, how would you know what elements of the crime existed? You don’t even know what statutes are in play. I'm going to ask you again. What statutes have you evaluated?

KOSKINEN: I think you can rely on common sense that nothing I have seen --

GOWDY: Common sense. Instead on the criminal code, you want to rely on common sense? No, Mr. Commissioner, you can shake your head all you want to, Commissioner. You have said today that there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and I am asking you what criminal statutes you have reviewed to reach that conclusion?

KOSKINEN: I reviewed no criminal statutes.

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 113th; gowdy; irs; koskinen
This is why I would love to see Trey Gowdy as the next Speaker of the House!
1 posted on 06/24/2014 6:49:44 PM PDT by IndianaJax
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To: IndianaJax

I could watch Gowdy at work all day. Always look forward to his questioning and comments.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: IndianaJax

That guy said no evidence of criminal act so why did they admit a criminal act?

IRS ADMITS LEAKING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION Used Against Mitt Romney in 2012 Elections

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3171954/posts


3 posted on 06/24/2014 6:55:43 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: IndianaJax

Wow! We need more of Gowdy types. He wasn’t buying parsing and kept asking the question until the commi had to admit he was spinning at 4000rpm and said he didn’t know.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 6:56:27 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: IndianaJax

I’ll respect Republicans when I see people in jail over this.

So far, my respect is still withheld.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 6:58:37 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: IndianaJax

HERE is the link to Gowdy’s personal YouTube Channel, featuring all his clips:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Tgowdysc


6 posted on 06/24/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: IndianaJax
Welcome to Free Republic.

Gowdy is a firebrand, no doubt about that. I'm anxiously awaiting him to top his GOP compatriots in actual prosecutions/convictions/jailings. One would suffice.

7 posted on 06/24/2014 7:19:04 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: IndianaJax

Love that guy!


8 posted on 06/24/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ClearCase_guy

Anybody over 50 should understand the term “show trial”

Gowdy gives a good performance.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 7:59:45 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: IndianaJax
Gowdy seriously kicked bottom there.

He's a very smart man.

10 posted on 06/24/2014 8:03:58 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: IndianaJax

Wake me when we storm Washington.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 8:41:28 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
The difference between Gowdy and Issa shows why we need prosecutors instead of politicians to question these psychopaths.
12 posted on 06/24/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: logitech

How are you defining “show trial?”

Are you likening Issa’s committee hearings to the ‘trials’ that accompanied Stalin’s purges in the 1930s?


13 posted on 06/24/2014 9:37:51 PM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: workerbee

As much as it pains me to agree with that thought, I do.
Just ONE! Start there.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 9:43:15 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: eddiespaghetti

yes


15 posted on 06/25/2014 6:26:34 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: IndianaJax

“KOSKINEN: I think you can rely on common sense that nothing I have seen —”

What this really means is that elite leftists in power can decide what is legal and what is not based on their own wisdom and intellect.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 6:27:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IndianaJax
This is why I would love to see Trey Gowdy as the next Speaker of the House!

YES, YES, YES!!!

17 posted on 06/25/2014 6:29:20 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

you and me both!! Love the direct , no nonsense approach of this great man!


18 posted on 06/25/2014 6:30:24 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: logitech

In other words, in your view, the Issa Committee is one grotesque Kangaroo Court (in Russian, “Shemyakin Sud”)?


19 posted on 06/25/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: IndianaJax

Oh Oh the commissioner has problems too.

http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/barbara-boland/dems-fawn-over-irs-commissioner-who-contributed-over-85000-their


20 posted on 06/25/2014 4:15:00 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: eddiespaghetti

Again,yes.

The IRS and the “regime” don’t give a @#$% what this committee does or says because they are immune to prosecution.

So, in my humble opinion, it is a pre-scripted run of the mill circus side show.

You are entitled to your view, of course.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 7:02:19 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: logitech

Logi,

My bad.

I thought you meant that it was all Republican posturing in the face of NO wrongdoing by the Obama regime, and that Lerner and her minions were being falsely accused (like the defendants in Stalin’s show trials of the 1930s).

Sorry about that.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 10:46:56 AM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: eddiespaghetti

Don’t worry aboudit!

I live in MS, so I am pissed and probably come across badly.

If you knew me, there would be no misunderstanding.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 7:58:32 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: workerbee

Gowdy and Louie Gohmert.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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