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Skip to comments.Live Thread: Investigation of IRS Targeting (Lerner Emails)
Posted on 06/20/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT by Whenifhow
Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.
Excerpt: Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to discuss recent developments in the Committees investigation of the use of inappropriate criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations. The hearing will take place on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 9:00 A.M.
In view of the limited time available to hear from witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing. Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness at the hearing.
On May 8, 2014, Chairman Camp announced that nearly one year into the Committees investigation of the IRSs use of inappropriate criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations, the IRS had agreed to turn over all emails from Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRSs Exempt Organizations Division and key figure in the investigation. In a June 13, 2014 letter to Congress, the IRS stated that it had made available to Congress 67,000 emails in which Ms. Lerner was an author or a recipient. In addition, the letter also stated that a computer failure may have resulted in the loss of some of Ms. Lerners emails sent and received between January 1, 2009 and April 2011. The IRS told the Committee that it became aware of the gap in Ms. Lerners emails in February 2014.
FOCUS OF THE HEARING:
The hearing will focus on the IRSs recent statement about the production of Ms. Lerners emails.
Thanks. I hope the repubs have a game plan here for their questioning. SOP for these hearings is scattershot and disorganized. Do not even engage the flak from tools like Sander Levin.
Levin is a hack