Skip to comments.IRS Commissioner: We’re Not Investigating The Missing Emails Right Now (of course not!)
Posted on 07/23/2014 11:41:50 AM PDT by cotton1706
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed Wednesday that he is not speaking to any potential witnesses in the missing-emails case while his agencys inspector general conducts his own investigation.
Koskinen claimed that IRS inspector general J. Russell George told him not to do any further investigations or interviews with employees pertaining to hard drive crashes, and thats why he did not voluntarily provide a key witness to congressional investigators. But Koskinen later admitted that the inspector general never told him not to cooperate with Congress.
The IRS has been nominally conducting its own internal investigation into the IRS conservative targeting scandal since 2013, but that now appears to be over.
Koskinens statement stunned Republican lawmakers at a morning House Oversight and Government Reform investigations subcommittee hearing chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan, who stated, It has taken subpoenas to get people to talk. Jordan called Koskinens statement not accurate, citing IRS prep sessions with employees who get interviewed by Congress to prove that the IRS is still talking to potential witnesses.
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy grilled Koskinen on his remarks, asking him that if sexual harassment or racial discrimination occurred you would wait until the IG investigated before asking around about it.
There is nothing about an ongoing IG investigation that would prevent you from doing your job, Gowdy said. There is nothing talismanic about an IG investigation You could do a dual investigation.
Koskinen claimed ignorance on several different fronts.
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An “ongoing” internal IRS investigation by its Inspector General trumps CONgre$$ and its own ongoing pea and shell show.
OK,, got it.
One shell no pea.
We're investigating YOU!!!
The Republicans are far more interested in keeping their seats than they are in stopping Obama from attacking conservatives. They think he’ll stop there.
Congress has to use it's authority to the fullest to get the attention of the administration. When they do that the administration will resist.
There are going to be some bruises on both sides. That is how you clear things up.
What congress is doing with Obama is what Obama is doing with the middle east. A lot of speeches, a few threats, couple of red lines and then repeat.
IG is investigating right under the picture of former Americorps IG Walpin.
I hope they are reserving a nice orange jumpsuit for J.K.and a room without any sort of view in the Graybar hotel at Fort Leavenworth.
“Koskinens statement stunned Republican lawmakers”
He stuned their beebers, so we know they’re still alive.
I’m sorry! I can’t help it! Everytime I see the guy’s name, I’m reminded of the interview in which the interviewee kept referring to him as Mr. Kokskin!
Why investigate when you know you have destroyed the evidence, and have been busy making phony tapes to pass on to congress.
He’s busy with getting the democrats all on the same page as well as the party’s friends in the media.
Got to put an end to these pesky hearings. You’ll see their work soon.
All Kabuki theater. Nothing will come of this, no one will be held accountable and the regime will continue their oppression.
Liars lie. This degenerate will last until retired on a cushy pension. The only hope is that Justice finds him sometime and someplace (Judicial, of course).