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IRS Chief: Special Prosecutor Would Be "Monumental" Waste of Money
CBSNews ^ | June 20, 2014

Posted on 06/20/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT by Steelfish

STEPHANIE CONDON June 20, 2014

IRS Chief: Special Prosecutor Would Be "Monumental" Waste of Money

With six investigations already digging into the IRS's inappropriate targeting of political groups, appointing an independent special prosecutor to investigate the matter would be "a monumental waste of taxpayer funds," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in a heated exchange with a House Republican leader Friday morning.

Koskinen testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in the wake of the revelation that the IRS cannot produce emails from Lois Lerner -- the former IRS official at the heart of the controversy -- from 2009 through April 2011 because of a computer crash that Lerner suffered in 2011.

"What you have lost is all credibility," Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., told Koskinen. He added, "I don't believe the IRS went through every possible exercise to recover these documents."

Republicans keep pressing IRS over lost emails from Lerner, six others GOP leader subpoenas IRS chief over missing emails He said appointing a special prosecutor to the case would be the only way to resolve the controversy and restore credibility to the agency. Camp also asked for the serial numbers of all relevant hard drives that crashed and the actual hard drives themselves, if possible.

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1 posted on 06/20/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

IRS Chief: Special Prosecutor Would Be “Monumental” Waste of Money

because we have Cleansed the system


2 posted on 06/20/2014 11:31:19 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Steelfish

As opposed to witch hunting audits which financially destroy honest people and yield precious little income for the IRS?


3 posted on 06/20/2014 11:31:40 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Steelfish

more of a waste of money than most of what the IRS spends its money on??

waste on —


4 posted on 06/20/2014 11:33:47 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Steelfish

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are! The IRS being concerned about wasting money, is like shiite complaining about stink!


5 posted on 06/20/2014 11:33:55 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Steelfish

LOL. Now they worry about wasting money?


6 posted on 06/20/2014 11:34:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Steelfish

Basically the IRS is OK at holding an inquisition on a taxpayer or conservative organization, but hey don’t want to be the one being on the spot for someone investigating them.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 11:34:52 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: Steelfish

Most people only read the headline, so CBS News accomplished Obama’s mission for him.

You can’t call CBS News prostitutes, because they don’t get paid for their services. What’s the word I’m looking for?... Hmmmm... Whore. That’s the word.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 11:34:52 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Steelfish
IRS Chief: Special Prosecutor Would Be “Monumental” Waste of Money

“The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.”

9 posted on 06/20/2014 11:36:20 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Steelfish

The IRS wastes billions every year on bogus Earned Income Credit claims.
13 billion last year?
I’ll bet we can get to the bottom of the severe systemic political problems plaguing the IRS for a lot less than 13 billion dollars.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 11:36:35 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: molson209

THye are available from the NSA...

‘Lawmakers Call On NSA To Turn Over Lerner’s Lost Emails’

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/20/lawmakers-call-on-nsa-to-turn-over-lerners-lost-emails/


11 posted on 06/20/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: Steelfish

The federal government is “a monumental waste of money,” but that does’t make it go away. Neither should the demand for a special prosecutor.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 11:37:21 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: molson209
He is a pompous @ss. This investigation calls for a special prosecutor like none other that I’ve seen.

What agency has more power to install fear among Americans? They have been caught lying multiple times and have destroyed evidence and have targeted Americans

What more do you need?

13 posted on 06/20/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Steelfish

You mean like Obamacare, TARP, Solyndra, college loan bailout type waste? What’s a few more million. It’ll still be cheaper than 0’s annual golf budget...


14 posted on 06/20/2014 11:38:48 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Steelfish

Uh, this is as opposed to all the other monumental wastes of our tax dollars? Not even a dent in the overall scheme of this admin.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 11:39:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Vigilanteman

They’ll spend 100,000 to suck an extra 1000 out of you.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 11:40:32 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: Steelfish

They have no honor or shame. Prosecute them for obstruction of justice and perjury.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 11:41:14 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Steelfish

IRS Chief: Special Prosecutor Would Be “Monumental” Waste of Money

Congress will be the judge of that you f’ing ass hat.

These people need to be taken to the river...


18 posted on 06/20/2014 11:45:57 AM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Steelfish

`Liar Liar, Part Deux’

A federal senior service bureaucrat must tell the truth for 24 hours ....

John Koskinen: Your honor, I object to a special prosecutor!

Judge: Why?

Koskinen: Because it would be devastating to my agency!

Judge: Overruled.

Koskinen: Good call!


19 posted on 06/20/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Steelfish

appointing an independent special prosecutor to investigate the matter would be “a monumental waste of taxpayer funds,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

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says a person DESPERATE to NOT have a special prosecutor looking into the lying IRS and following the trail of ‘breadcrumbs’ straight to the WH. Somebody will crack and start singing if a special prosecutor goes to work ... until then, arrogance from the IRS and ‘crickets’ from everybody else.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 11:47:05 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Steelfish

Surprise! The LSM comes to the aid of Obama.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 11:48:45 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
You can’t call CBS News prostitutes... What’s the word I’m looking for?...

Jah-whorn-nah-lists.

22 posted on 06/20/2014 11:50:19 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: navyguy
Congress will be the judge

I try to stay optimistic that truth will out, but after watching the hearing this morning, these guys cannot get out of their own way. No game plan on questioning; just free form flying by the seat of their pants. No coherence from one to the next. All see to be paddling their own canoe.

23 posted on 06/20/2014 11:52:25 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Steelfish

I agree, in a way. Just throw the director and everyone down to the tech responsible for flipping on the switch to back up the e-mails automatically into jail. It’s what the IRS would do.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 11:52:37 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Steelfish

I think the cost of a special prosecutor ought to come out of IRS funds, specifically the fund used to give all the upper echelon employees bonuses. That might change their tune and get them to cooperate.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 11:52:47 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: MrB
They will even kill you over $200 or so. This and other cases like it are documented in the 1981 book To Harass Our People: The IRS and Government Abuse of Power by former Idaho Congressman George V. Hansen.

Grab it if you can find it. Just publishing the book got Congressman Hansen run out of congress and imprisoned on bullsh*t charges which were finally overturned in 1995.

26 posted on 06/20/2014 12:01:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Steelfish

Note the headline from CBS. (Of all the possible damaging headlines for Obama and IRS.) Good job. Obama sends his best.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 12:11:21 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“‘Lawmakers Call On NSA To Turn Over Lerner’s Lost Emails’”

Yeah, and the next thing you know, the NSA will be claiming that they too have somehow managed to “loose” all the e-mail traffic from Lois’ computer.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Steelfish

29 posted on 06/20/2014 12:14:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Ingtar

” It’s what the IRS would do.”

Bullseye!!!!


30 posted on 06/20/2014 12:16:31 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Steelfish

Waste of Money——That’s all this administration does.


31 posted on 06/20/2014 12:18:24 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Nateman

“They have no honor or shame. Prosecute them for obstruction of justice and perjury.”

Koskinen, just another of a long list of crooks running the IRS. FUBO sure has a “deep bench” when it comes to career senior Gov’t. “managers” doesn’t he!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Koskinen


32 posted on 06/20/2014 12:19:26 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Steelfish; All
depending whom is picked to lead, '"He's saying OH! cr@p!"

33 posted on 06/20/2014 12:26:57 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Steelfish
Koskinen sounds like a Rat bureaucrat not totally sure if they dotted all the “I’s” and crossed all the “T's” on their cleanup of the incriminating evidence.
34 posted on 06/20/2014 12:31:12 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Steelfish
IRS Chief: Special Prosecutor Would Be “Monumental” Waste of Money


Did he mean waste of money in the sense of spending $750 million on a worthless and non functional ObamaCare web site and them another $500 million to fix it.

Or was he just objecting to the fact that he found it difficult to envision how an Obama or Valerie Jarrett crony could be hired as Special Prosecutor and have tens of millions of dollars steered to the cronies

35 posted on 06/20/2014 12:33:53 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Steelfish

I agree since they just keep lying and nothing ever happens to them.


36 posted on 06/20/2014 12:36:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steelfish

Watching this whole mess unravel, I’m still amazed the committee hasn’t called in some technical experts to provide them the basic information on how e-mail systems work and why this IRS baloney is such a laughable lie.

BTW, technical expert = any sharp community college graduate with a few of the basic Microsoft Certifications with some experience on Exchange Server. This does not require a Ph.D. in Computer Science, IMO. After the kid with the MSCE/MSCP explains it to them, they ought to see the need for a few J.D. holders to form a Special Prosecutor’s office.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 12:38:18 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

They know the hard drive story is BS. They don’t want to bring in techies to tell them otherwise, because they like this story and plan to use it themselves sometime in the future.

Lots of low info people think the hard drive story is how it happened. The pols want to keep this one for future use.


38 posted on 06/20/2014 12:52:31 PM PDT by damper99
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To: Steelfish

OK, let’s just skip the special prosecutor and hang all the bastards right now.


39 posted on 06/20/2014 1:56:40 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Steelfish
From the article: By the end of this month, the IRS will have turned over to investigators every email to and from Lerner that it still has -- 67,000 in all, including 24,000 sent or received during that period from 2009 through April 2011.

We'll give you 24,000 emails from that time period, but we lost all the ones that would do you any good.

40 posted on 06/20/2014 6:08:20 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Vigilanteman

Given the small number of Honest people working for the IRS, i don’t see how a Special Prosecutor can do much damage, compared to the damage the corrupt IRS has already done.

Just remember to tell the them to treat the IRS like the IRS treats we the people. Guilty until proven innocent.


41 posted on 06/21/2014 6:08:07 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Steelfish

John Koskinen is the Smirking Pissant.


42 posted on 06/23/2014 3:24:48 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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