Skip to comments.An arrogant and lawless IRS
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!