Skip to comments.Koskinen to Issa: 'I Never Said I Would Provide You Emails We Didn't Have'
Posted on 06/24/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT by ColdOne
CNSNews.com) - "I said I would provide all the emails. We are providing all the emails. The fact that three years ago, some of them -- not all of them, but some of them -- were not available, I never said I would provide you emails we didn't have," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a Monday evening hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Frustrated Republicans and apologetic Democrats questioned Koskinen about Lois Lerner's vanished emails for several hours, beginning with Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who asked Koskinen if he knew those critical emails were missing when he testified before Issa's committee on March 26 -- but said nothing at the time about problems cropping up.
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Somebody needs to GO TO JAIL!
This ain’t goin’ away. Even liberals are talking about this all over the internet. The population may be dumbed down, but they are not that stupid. Yet...
What term providing emails he doesn’t understand HELLO
What he meant was “I never promised to provide you emails that were disappearing even as I spoke.” Destruction of evidence is one crime, but destruction of evidence after it’s been subpoenaed is quite a different thing.
But, these people are above the law and the craven sycophants who claim to be journalists are not calling them on it.
“I never said you could keep your doctor, period. I said you could keep your doctor if nothing changed, period.”
When will we get to see the “chain of custody” of the Server Logs and the Server logs themselves for the period in question.
I’m just guessing but I’m thinking NEVER.
When you swear to tell the Truth, its the whole truth.
This would be perjury in a Court.
A sin of ommission.
It’s a partial backfire of their desire to make the IRS the most feared agency in America.
More like Hotmail has them.
I’ve been guessing at the usernames Lerner, Ingram, etc used outside the IRS email system.
This reminds me of the cartoon with Al Gore swinging from a White House chandelier, on the phone: “No, I’m not on government property.”
Been playing nice way too long. Prosecute the bast*rd.
All means All. Not just those that are easily available. Not just those which they can find. Not just those at the gas station.
All means all. That's what it should mean. Just like the commercial.
I haven’t watched the hearings, but I haven’t seen anything in the bits I have seen about Sonasoft. They were backing up the IRS’s emails until 2 months after Lerner’s computer crashed, at which point their contract was canceled. But they would still have those archives, right? And they wouldn’t just trash them as they belong to the IRS, right? And they should’ve turned them back to the IRS where they should’ve been kept, right?
Why isn’t anyone asking those questions?
Offer a 5 million dollar reward for anyone who can find and present the emails. If wanted the person locating them can remain anonomous.
There has got to be at least one dem that would sell out their party for that much money.
Toss that alien robot-looking mfer in jail until someone finds Lerner’s e-mails.
He speaks “lawyerese” all the time in an effort to mislead and outright LIE.
Yep, or gmail. Thing is, you should be able to find that out from her current email address list if she continued to use it.
We know that Sonasoft was backing up e-mails. If you have backup of anything and your computer dies what do you do? You get a new computer and load the backup onto it. At most you lose one day’s worth of files that hadn’t been backed up not two year’s worth. Who believes this nonsense?
"Richard Windsor" all over again.
Well Mr. Kocksuckin, I don’t have the money
For my taxes so I shouldn’t pay.
IRS in Wonderland
How about we 'seize' all of their assets and put a lien on them until they stop stonewalling and fork over all the pertinent information requested by congress--- just like they do to us taxpayers.
I hate a damn smartass!
The O’Connor lawyer gal referred to ‘Ben’ today in testimony.
Sarah Ingram, involved in this, looks exactly like Ben Franklin.
Maybe there’s a Ben F. Ranklin.hotmail, and Abe L. Incoln.hotmail, etc etc.
Too clever for his credibility.
and IRS officials ....deys alls bees butt ug...ug... UGGGGGAAALLLYYYYYYYYYY....
>> Somebody needs to GO TO JAIL!
Lerner has been found in Contempt of Congress, and Koskinen certainly has been contumacious and should be held in Contempt of Congress.
Congress has the authority to arrest and imprison those found in Contempt. The power extends throughout the United States and is an inherent power (does not depend upon legislated act)
If found in Contempt the person can be arrested under a warrant of the Speaker of the House of Representatives or President of the Senate, by the respective Sergeant at Arms.
Statutory criminal contempt is an alternative to inherent contempt.
Under the inherent contempt power Congress may imprison a person for a specific period of time or an indefinite period of time, except a person imprisoned by the House of Representatives may not be imprisoned beyond adjournment of a session of Congress.
Imprisonment may be coercive or punitive.
 Joseph Storys Commentaries on the Constitution, Volume 2, § 842
 Anderson v. Dunn - 19 U.S. 204 - And, as to the distance to which the process might reach, it is very clear that there exists no reason for confining its operation to the limits of the District of Columbia; after passing those limits, we know no bounds that can be prescribed to its range but those of the United States.
 Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125
73rd Cong., 78 Cong. Rec. 2410 (1934)
 McGrain v. Daugherty, 273 U.S. 135 - Under a warrant issued by the President of the Senate the Deputy to the Senate Sergeant at Arms arrested at Cincinnati, Ohio, Mally S. Daugherty, who had been twice subpoenaed by the Senate and twice failed to appear.
 Rules of the House of Representatives, Rule IV Duties of the Sergeant at Arms -  execute the commands of the House, and all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to him by the Speaker.
 An analysis of Congressional inquiry, subpoena, and enforcement
It all depends on what the meaning of “is” is...
I was drinking tea...had to pee...no controlling legal authority...
I promised to provide only the emails that weren’t deleted.....errr....lost in a department-wide hard drive crash....
Why not? If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that democrats have this uncanny ability to lie with a straight face, all while looking at you like you’re the idiot if you don’t accept their obvious lies.
But when YOU owe the IRS, those records never get lost...
Koskinen understands the importance of this encounter, all right. He is being both evasive and provocative for a reason - he wants to goad the Republicans on the committee into saying something imprudent and thus provide the overall Democrat campaign this fall with a picture of those “mean wascally Wepublicans” who bully Democrats mercilessly, and get up on the moral high ground with the low-information voters.
Koskinen has no intention of providing the E-mails in question, and he is defying the efforts of the committee members to force him to comply.
“I’m the IRS, and I AM the law!”
This rash lack of circumspection and respect SHOULD have landed somebody in jail by now.
The dog ate my homework.
That response shows what he is all about — it makes no sense.
Aren’t these arrogant commie asses tiresome? Someone...anyone...place these criminals in jail (and waterboard them) to find out truth. That’s the only way when dealing with smug degenerate sociopaths (LIBs/DIMs). Otherwise this is just Kabuki theater.
Koskinen admits ALL of Lois Lerner's e-mails were available on a back-up tape but were not extracted and saved because it was too much trouble.
The IRS had the emails and knew the Committee wanted them at the time. They even stated they would go to "extraordinary" lengths to get them.
Let’s simply have the House defund the IRS until the emails are found. Also pass a companion bill that says that the IRS may not assess taxes against any taxpayer based in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, on the basis that the taxpayer is unable to produce emails or other electronically stored data, or printouts thereof, which may or may not relate to the question of whether the tax alleged to be due is in fact due. Further, if the taxpayer refuses to answer any question posed to him or her by the IRS, on the basis that answering might tend to incriminate him/her (Fifth Amendment) all tax related issues relating to such questions asked shall be deemed conclusively resolved in the taxpayer’s favor, without the right of appeal by the U.S. Gov’t.. Let’s just even the playing field. (Oh, and one more detail, the provisions of this exemption for taxpayers shall not apply for the benefit of any employee, agent, attorney, or elected official of the U.S. Government.)
All emails doesn’t means all emails. They means all emails except for those that were destroyed
They would look pretty in an orange jump suit perp walk......
I’ll bet that was his nickname in jr high school. Snide little mfer.
It is from now on.
Unfortunately, the same people who voted for the obomanation. We need a recount!
The very definition of smarmy there.
Oh Oh the Commissioner has some problems too: