Skip to comments.Gowdy to IRS Commish: How Do You Know No Criminal Act Occurred?
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 dont 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 dont 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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I could watch Gowdy at work all day. Always look forward to his questioning and comments.
That guy said no evidence of criminal act so why did they admit a criminal act?
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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.
I’ll respect Republicans when I see people in jail over this.
So far, my respect is still withheld.
HERE is the link to Gowdy’s personal YouTube Channel, featuring all his clips:
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.
Love that guy!
Anybody over 50 should understand the term “show trial”
Gowdy gives a good performance.
He's a very smart man.
Wake me when we storm Washington.
How are you defining “show trial?”
Are you likening Issa’s committee hearings to the ‘trials’ that accompanied Stalin’s purges in the 1930s?
As much as it pains me to agree with that thought, I do.
Just ONE! Start there.
“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.
YES, YES, YES!!!
you and me both!! Love the direct , no nonsense approach of this great man!
In other words, in your view, the Issa Committee is one grotesque Kangaroo Court (in Russian, “Shemyakin Sud”)?
Oh Oh the commissioner has problems too.
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.
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.
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.
Gowdy and Louie Gohmert.