Skip to comments.Rep. Gowdy tells the IRS why destroying evidence is bad
Posted on 06/24/2014 6:56:46 AM PDT by don-o
The trick to keeping up with Obama scandals is to avoid letting todays history-shredding world-in-flames foreign-policy disaster distract you from yesterdays crisis of administrative incompetence and bureaucratic looting at the VA, or the abuse of power at the IRS before that. Its interesting how the concept of scandal fatigue only bubbles from the medias imagination during Democrat Administrations. Under Republicans, they link all the scandals together into a narrative, where they reinforce each other; a straight line would be drawn from Obama laughing about the lack of shovel-ready jobs in his trillion-dollar stimulus to Obama trying to wave off the VA scandal, or his White House pushing the myth about rogue low-level employees in Cincinnati being responsible for the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
But Obamas press has grown, at worst, slightly exasperated with the endless cavalcade of ineptitude and fishy behavior pouring out of his White House. They let each new scandal reset the game board and erase whatever came before. Six years in, with Obama cratering in the polls, theyre starting to write stories about how exhausting all the Congressional hearings and searing agency audits are.
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Spammin your thread.
This mornings IRS hearing is live now. White House attorney and an archivist from the National Archives and Records Administration to testify.
I would like to thank South Carolina for sending Mr. Trey Gowdy to us.
Dear US House of Representatives:
Pay attention to Mr. Gowdy. This is how an AMERICAN behaves.
Wait until he begins his Benghazi investigation. Then he will really see how this administration shamelessly destroys evidence, lies and coerces witnesses.
Gowdy kicked some serious IRS butt. Compare & contrast to Issas’ questionings. Discuss. I’ve been pointing this out: Amateur lawyers (Issa) destroy their cases by arguing nonlinearly, nondirectionally, nonconclusively.
You want that speechless pause at the end of the questioning. That’s when you know.
In MY dinky little job, I can’t even ARCHIVE data, much less DESTROY records at my own discretion.
It has to go to God and all his disciples before we get the OK to remove data... anywhere!!!
Issa , Mike Rogers and Boehner all talk the talk, but refuse to walk the walk, they are not good for America.
They all whine and moan about being stonewalled by the Commie Obama Administration, but NOTHING effective happens, except for the formation of the Benghazi Committee under Trey Gowdy.
The House RINOs had their chance for OVER FOUR YEARS and have done NOTHING, proving that they are not good for America, PERIOD!
It is time to mow down the not good in the House, ASAP!
Gowdy for president!
Seems they would want to question the IT people to confirm the crash.
I’m reminded of what Jimmy Hoffa said about the Watergate Tapes.
He said if he was the President he would burn the tapes and tell the investigators to get used to it.
Gouty kicked his a$$!
Lois Lerner took an ax
and gave her hard drive forty whacks,
and when she saw what she had done,
she gave six others forty one.
And yet some backups did exist,
so carefully she made a list.
So when she found them, she was not slow,
To give those too the old heave ho.
The important point Gowdy was making is that if evidence is under subpoena, and it gets destroyed, then a jury can infer that the evidence would have been detrimental to the person who destroyed it, and use that inference in deciding the case. Not only is it a bad idea, it can be a separate CRIMINAL charge. It looks like it took Koskinen a while to understand Gowdy’s explanation.
Great. Copied to Live Thread with a ping.
this is the tipping point.
At the very least there had better be a special prosecutor appointed to this case, or I don’t think the USA can survive. If they get away with this, there is no end in sight in abuse of power. It will continue, get larger, more abusive....
The abuse of power, and the abuse of citizens has exploded and it must be stopped somehow. The ultimate answer is for the House to stop funding the abusers. But I am not holding my breath.
There are a bunch of people in America that need to be slapped out of their slumber with regard to the “ruling class” and their abuses of power over “the governed”, whom are supposed to provide consent to the governors.
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