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Posted on 06/23/2014 9:17:40 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Noted management expert and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen was apparently called out of retirement like the Ted Williams of evasive, unapologetic bureaucrats to destroy what is left of his agencys credibility.
At immediate issue is two years of subpoenaed e-mails from former IRS official Lois Lerner to outside agencies, lost in a convenient computer crash. The possible involvement of other agencies is one focus of a congressional investigation into the heightened IRS scrutiny of conservative nonprofit groups before the 2012 election.
In recent congressional testimony, Koskinen admitted that the e-mails were irretrievably gone; that the backup tapes had been erased; and that Lerners hard drive was apparently destroyed in an aggressive act of recycling. With that settled, Koskinen expressed his hope that the investigations can be concluded in the very near future.
It is a mix of arrogance and delusion that seems designed to incense Republicans. Koskinen had delayed informing Congress of the lost e-mails for months, even while assuring members they would be provided. It was my decision that we complete the investigation, he said, so we could fully advise you as to what the situation was. Translation from management-speak: We wanted to get our story straight before we advised you of anything. Koskinen complained about the breadth of subpoenas and the piecemealing out of information. Translation: We will provide you what we want when we want. Every e-mail, Koskinen assured the House Ways and Means Committee, has been preserved that we have. Except the ones they dont have and somehow snuffed out, tied to an anvil and thrown into the ocean.
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I guess they deserve to be arrogant. They can erase evidence in the most obviously guilty way possible and they won’t even get their hands slapped.
Funny. This was no big deal to the WaPo back in 2012. What has changed?
This is the leftish Washington Post, too. Clearly they are getting concerned.
Apparently the Post missed the memo King Obama is protecting the IRS and the Post had better back the hell off.
I’m hoping that there are things going on that we don’t know about, in an effort to get to the bottom of this. The IRS is pretty much done at this point. Anyone that has a case with them, should automatically ask for a trial instead of playing their game.
But, I can’t for the life of me understand why subpoenas aren’t being sent to the FBI, DOJ, FEC, etc etc etc, all of which got emails from her. They can’t all be stupid enough to say that all of their computers crashed. But with this bunch who knows. There are so many other ways to get her emails without computer forensic people, as nice as that would be.
Their dear Democrats are embarrassing them.
And how about their data backup contract firm... if it hasn’t gotten the Mafia treatment? They boasted the capability, back in 2011, of being able to lose a whole PC and still get the employee humming in record time.
Trey Gowdy said: It is time for Special Council, Mister Chairman.
If Chairman Issa does not also call for Special Council, then what would Issa be trying to cover up?
History will record that Obama was corrupt, arrogant and ineffective. Sadly the legacy of the first African American elected President of the United States will be that he was an incompetent, closeted homosexual narcissist that led a country he bitterly despised into an era of neo pagan decadence and decline.
Geez! When the WaPo starts taking the side of the Republicans, you know the excrement is about to hit the oscillating air mover on the scale of political Armageddon!
Sometimes letting hellish ideas reap hellish results is how God gets people to wise up.
Let’s not get into a self-devouring accusation fest here.
Is there a mechanism for getting a special prosecutor without involving the DOJ?
Koskinen said her emails were on tape but it was too complicated to retrieve them, and they didn’t bother tying to retrieve them - at least not to his knowledge.
Jazon Chaffetz starts at about 1:50:00.
The way the Dems are protecting the IRS is what gives them away.
Then there’s this: So thats Jay Carney and the president both inserting themselves into the IRS scandal, Gowdy said. And you want to blame us for bringing the White house into it?
Loathsome Obama lackey!
“Because crimes against democracy are particularly insidious. “
It’s by Michael Gerson, one of Dubya’s speech writers.
This is possibly the first thing Gerson has written that I’ve had any use for. Gerson is usually a shining example of the worst of the GOPe
That’s a bullseye.
This is an excellent chance to showcase capitalism. Whichever IT group recovers these emails is going to have bragging rights for the duration.
After all, the entire U.S. government tried to destroy them.
It is time to prune out of Congress all of the ROTTEN RINOS who always cave in to Obama Democrats.
If Issa, Boehner, McCarthy, Ryan and Peter King of NY are not TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY, then of what use are they to us who really are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY?
The tapes are stored offsite which means they'd have to be signed out by someone. That makes retrieval followed by "destruction" or "accidental loss" complicated. They need to find a Sandy Berger to make the retrieval. ;-)
You will end up pruning your own proud self out of the picture too, or getting pruned, in circular firing squad style.
This is the epitome of trusting in self and not in God.
I'm sure it's not the opinion of the WP.
John A. Koskinen is the former Non-Executive Chairman of Freddie Mac from September, 2008 to December, 2011, retiring from the Board in February 2012.
Obama is just doing what he was trained by Communists to do.
Speaker Boehner is to stupid to realize that fact.
As long as Speaker Boehner stays in power as Speaker, Obama will continue to destroy America.
What say you?
Why are they talking to this tool? Start talking to IRS employees lower on the ladder. Who was Lerners secretary during this period? Shouldn’t she/he know who Lerner was talking to and working on at that time? Should have lots of dirt. Sweat them. Rose Mary Woods certainly helped out in the Watergate investigation.
I mean look at Issa and what he really had to work with. Are you expecting one man to work miracles?
And in the meantime if you look at the squealing of the Democrats, you can see that it is Issa more than Boehner they fear.
(Well there is one Man who worked miracles but He physically quit the earth a BIT before America came into existence.)
You in your idolatrous quest for absolute purity are going to end up emasculating yourself. The perfect, which will NOT exist (all these idols will have clay feet sooner or later — yep even the founders did, slavery anyone?) will yet be the cause raised to mow down the good.
I say BS!
I say start looking at your heart and America’s hearts to see if GOD is treasured there!
Boehner is stupid, and that is not good.
Issa is a timid wuss, and that is not good.
RINOs who cave in to Obama Democrats are not good.
Yup! My job is to “Mow Down the not good.” Care to join me?
No, because you will mow down America itself.
America needs BUILDING UP and it needs to begin with YOUR HEART because you are destruction bent by confession.
CALL GOD INTO YOUR HEART FOR PERSONAL SALVATION.
I will concur with nothing less.
BS = Barry Soetoro, also not good.
He’s really a repulsive fellow, not winning ‘em over one little bit.
John A. Koskinen
White House Staff Assistant to President Bill Clinton (1998-2000)
American Professional Soccer League Vice Chairman (1987-91)
Palmieri Company President and CEO (1979-93)
Congressional Staff AA to Sen. Abraham Ribicoff
Law Clerk to Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Member of the Board of AES (2004-)
Member of the Board of American Capital Strategies
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Friends of Joe Lieberman
Hillary Clinton for President
Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
John Kerry for President
Kerry Victory 2004
And you are so wonderful?
You must really have enjoyed the last 4 years of Boehner-Protected Obamanation.
Also by your insolent mocking you reveal what you are about. You want to destroy what God built and is now getting weak but might still be saved. In the name of a good that you won’t even be able to GET.
By the way, in case anyone here hasn’t already heard this, this guy has given over $100,000.00 (one Hundred THOUSAND dollars) to the Dems and Dem candidates over the years.
That alone creates the appearance of corruption if you ask me.
Nobody has to say it was wonderful to hate what is even worse.
A lifelong Democrat, Koskinen has donated more than $80,000 to Democratic candidates and organizations since 1990, including $7,300 to Barack Obamas presidential campaigns, $18,000 to the Democratic National Committee, and numerous smaller donations to various candidates.
John Koskinen is married to Patricia Salz.
I hope so.
As long as we're the ones writing the history...
The God of Truth will write the history if we but first call Him into our hearts to be treasured.
If we act as though our personal goodness were the measure and judge of all, we will FALL and FAIL.
And in the court of public opinion, there sure is!