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Watch: Rep. Gowdy slams IRS commissioner for dragging feet on congressional investigation
The Blaze ^ | July 23 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 07/23/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT by PoloSec

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Wednesday slammed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for failing to help answer questions about Congress’s investigation into the IRS targeting scandal, and instead arguing that he can’t do anything while the Inspector General’s investigation into the IRS is ongoing.

Koskinen appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where he said several times that he was unable to help answer some of Congress’s questions because of the IG investigation. But Gowdy said there are no rules prohibiting Koskinen from helping more.

“I find this confounding,” Gowdy said. “I find it vexing, that once the IG is involved, nobody else can do anything. That is not supported by the law.”

Koskinen said it’s his personal view that he should not interfere with the IG once it starts an investigation. “Our policy is… that if the IG starts an investigation, the agency will not themselves run a competing investigation to try to get there first,” he said.

Gowdy offered an alternative theory, that officials cite IG investigations as a barrier to helping when it suits them.

“You can certainly understand how a cynic might view it that way, right, because there’s nothing about an ongoing IG investigation that would keep you from doing your job,” he said. “Just like there’s nothing about an ongoing IG investigation that keeps the Department of Justice from a criminal investigation, or a committee of Congress from a congressional investigation.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; koskinen; loislerner; scandal; treygowdy

1 posted on 07/23/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: All
TREY'S POPULARITY IS SOARING---HILLARY DOESNT EVEN COME CLOSE One you-tube video of Trey Gowdy WRT Benghazi got 2.2 million views.

NOTE: In advertising circles, one response is counted as 100----b/c at least 99 agreed but didn't bother to respond.

Hillary makes it to the top----almost.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 12:34:01 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: PoloSec

Next time the IRS wants to audit me or my books, I think I will have my wife throw some lame accusation at me, so that my local property owners association has to start looking into my long grass or my over-use of the boat dock ramp.

Then, when the IRS comes calling, I am going to say, “Sorry, I can’t help you right now. I am under another investigation and I can’t do ANYTHING until that investigation is complete!”


3 posted on 07/23/2014 12:36:56 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: PoloSec

Wow!


4 posted on 07/23/2014 12:37:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Liz

That’s really a great clip.

There is an extended version floating about which shows about 1 second later the flight attendant or aid shutting off the lights to prevent at least the images of her getting off the floor.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: PoloSec

God Bless Trey Gowdy and those of his ilk!!! The ilk of the quislings can all go to hell...


6 posted on 07/23/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


7 posted on 07/23/2014 12:41:23 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: dforest
John Koskinen couldn't care less. This kind of spite-sniping is somewhat satisfying to watch but it accomplishes nothing. Hold the bastard in contempt and send the seargent at arms to arrest him. That would make a difference.
8 posted on 07/23/2014 12:41:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I agree, but I still enjoyed it.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 12:47:00 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Liz

Hey, Hillary, pick up your damn feet!

Living proof that Weeble’s really do not wobble...


10 posted on 07/23/2014 12:47:10 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: PoloSec

Trey Gowdy showed just what a mealy mouthed weasel Koskinen is right there.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 12:49:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: PoloSec

Koskinen has genuine contempt for the American people, it just seeps out of his pores...he is basically telling each American citizen to go to hell, that the IRS is more important and not answerable to the people...tar and feathers would have been his fate in a bygone era....


12 posted on 07/23/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT by databoss
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To: PoloSec

I love Trey Gowdy. :-)


13 posted on 07/23/2014 12:58:28 PM PDT by Spunky (BIG GOVERNMENT MAKES SMALLER CITIZENS.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Buzz,
Here’s my comment from another thread. It doesn’t add anything here, but I’m just amused overtime I see the guy’s name,,,,,,

“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!”


14 posted on 07/23/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rjsimmon
Gowdy just runs circles around this guy every round they go at it. It's obvious Odinga picked the wrong guy to cover up the criminal actively. I see health issues in this ugly little bigs future, and he damn well better stay out of Ft. Marcy Park.
15 posted on 07/23/2014 1:02:50 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

put lerner and the commissioner in prison, they will give up the WH


16 posted on 07/23/2014 1:04:16 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: dps.inspect

i pray for the day he gets to interrogate Hillary.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 1:09:57 PM PDT by surrey
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To: ExTxMarine
During a jury selection in the late 90s, a fella a few seats away from me told the judge that since Bill Clinton walked free, the system was so corrupt he refused to find anyone guilty of anything.

The judge let him go.

18 posted on 07/23/2014 1:11:09 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V. If not now, when?)
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To: PoloSec

You know Gowdy is good when he starts in on Kossack and his demeanor changes instantly from “yeah, whatever” to “oh shit”.

Kossack is deathly afraid of someone of Trey Gowdy’s skill as an attorney.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 1:16:27 PM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: C210N; Liz

That must have been caused by her dodging sniper fire.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=hillary+stumbles+getting+on+plane&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=CFF3AF50996DDC66E5F1CFF3AF50996DDC66E5F1


20 posted on 07/23/2014 1:20:28 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: PoloSec

Trey Gowdy is one of the last great hopes these days. I’ve been so concerned about getting cynical but we must fight on more now than ever in the midst of our world burning around us and seemingly no place to turn. Trey Gowdy does give one hope! I loved that man from the very first time I saw him! Please, G-d, keep him safe!


21 posted on 07/23/2014 1:24:44 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe
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To: PoloSec

22 posted on 07/23/2014 1:38:25 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: PoloSec

I’d love to see a President Sarah Palin and a VP Trey Gowdy. They’d make a heck of a dynamic duo to clean up or clean out DC. I believe they would actually send some folks to jail.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: drypowder

There aren’t enough jails to handle all the crooks in DC who belong there.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 2:19:49 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Close the border!!!)
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To: Beagle8U

No doubt-—LOL.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 4:09:05 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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