Skip to comments.Paul Ryan berates IRS commish over missing emails (VIDEO)
Posted on 06/20/2014 2:24:07 PM PDT by PoloSec
During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing earlier today, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen refused to take any responsibility or apologize for his agencys loss of subpoenaed records in the IRS targeting scandal.
As Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., berates him in the clip below, Koskinen defiantly insists that his agency did nothing wrong in failing to inform Congress months earlier that the records no longer existed.
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Trying to gain street cred with conservatives no doubt. Too bad, Ryan. You blew it with Shamnesty. Besides, we already know this guy is a liar. The hard-drives were destroyed by him personally, to cover up his criminal activity. The fact it took until now for someone to say it is a travesty.
Why didn’t we see this ‘fire’ during his vp run?
It’s a lesser evil. We need more of that. It works so well for America.
Angry Paul Ryan takes a piece out of the hide of the IRS Commisar at today’s Ways and Means hearing. Video.
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Sorry but “berating” isn’t enough. THROW THE BASTARD PIECES OF LYING FILTH KOSKINEN AND LERNER IN JAIL.
He was too distracted to do that with Biden laughin' and a grinnin' through it all.
Another puppet show by a RINOs to keep the scandals flowing and the truth obscured...
No, the IRS commish bared his fangs & said “Screw you, Republicans!”
And the House Dems apologized to him. The one party police state is here.
Posturing by Ryan.
Paul Ryan = yet another spokesclown for the NWO-controlled FedGov.
McCain is who Paul Ryan wants to be.
I read elsewhere that Mr. IRS said that he was refusing to turn over to Congress any more information or even information on the supposed search for information because it was being “distorted” by Republicans!
How can he simply refuse to provide information to Congress?
Republican Candidates who lost to a Democrat in 2010 or 2012 should file a lawsuit to overturn the election and have another after the Conservative orgs discriminated against are allowed to organize and raise funds. The fact the IRS can’t produce documents works against them and Plaintiffs could win a default or similar decision..
Do Congress people still actually have some sort of duties to perfom other than berating people? ‘Seems that’s what most of them do most of the time.
How about actually “acting” on this otherwise feigned outrage for a change?
Though it seems to me that most of the Congress is in on soetoro’s Treason with him.
And how can an appointed official publically express a partisan opinion that determines his noncompliance?
Now, if the Republicans take over Congress, all bets are off. Of course, they did so in 1994 and Slick Willie pretty much sandbagged them up until the Monica affair.
This regime is essentially lawless. The IRS chief could have stood up, pointed his finger around the hearing room, shouted “You guys are audited!” and stormed out. What would their recourse be?
Boehner should have a contempt citation written up and he should schedule a full House vote next Monday, and an immediate referral to a Court for a hearing..
And he should have a Bill prepared to immediately defund the IRS until they fully comply with all the supeonas.
Doesn’t matter if either action stands a chance of getting any results. Just do it.
Again, the IRS is the life blood for those in DC, the miss handling of this IRS affair by the congressional leaders (Bonehead, Cantor, McCarthy) by not laying the ground work to hold IRS individuals accountable and not appointing a special investigative committee early on was part of the plan for the issue to die with no one being held accountable. Maybe it’s time to move the US AG position out from under the service of the President.
So jail him and Lois Lerner till their co-workers come up with the missing emails.
Too bad they can’t just say that because all the important emails are missing we have decided there is a mass cover up going on and you will all be sentenced to jail. That’s what would happen to citizens if they tried this. It’s just outrageous.
Boehner, Cantor and McConnell were probably in on it. That’s why we haven’t gotten to the bottom of it. I don’t trust those establishment RINOS at all. They have openly declared war on the TEA party people and I believe this fit into their plans nicely.
I watched most of it in real time. The Dems and the IRS looked stupid. The GOP looked great.
I wanted to slap that smart alec grin right off of the Commish’s face, and I hope the Pubbies will do that before they are through.
He also said that he expected to serve out the remaining “three years” of his term. I hope that the GOP makes him eat those words by seeing that he is fired by whatever means they have. How dare he say that he will not cooperate.
He was pretty nasty and argumentative today.
“I don’t believe you”. That’s berating someone? Give me five
Minutes and I will show you what berating looks like.
That might interfere with his golf game...
If there is no justice we need mass civil disobedience before free minds are jailed
Paul Ryan is such a poseur.
It makes no difference what the IRS does to the TEA Party if you and other Progressive/Socialist Republicans legalize the criminal invasion of our country by foreigners who will vote DemocRAT so that they are given more and more.
What is happening at the border is the amassing of the FSA (Free $hit Army).
So Paul, go away. Take all the RINOs with you.
ALL immigration but especially illegal immigration needs to be throttled back in order to preserve our truly unique American culture.
WORDS, WORDS AND MORE WORDS. IT IS TIME FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS UP AND DOWN THIS ROGUE ADMINISTRATION!
Loved where the arrogant IRS guy was complaining about how there had already been investigations "and no evidence was found" of any wrong doing.
Of course "no evidence was found".
Wasn't that the whole point of asking him:
Where are all the missing Emails?
What happened to the computers that the dog ate?
Sure looks like the evidence was destroyed.
And on a side note- Isn't it great that the IRS is in charge of everyone's health care?
This guy lost ALL credibility when he went after the retirement pay of our military.
“So jail him and Lois Lerner till their co-workers come up with the missing emails.:
Exactly. So what if Lerner’s emails truly were lost, destroyed, wiped, or whatever? Every one of her emails has at least one recpient or sender, not to mention CCs and BCCs. Find THOSE people’s emails.
How stupid do they think we are? And if the investigating committee doesn’t pursue that avenue, then “we” ARE stupid.
Well, most people thought he won that debate, so yes.
It’s true, this regime is so lawless that it’s terrifying, even to people who are theoretically powerful themselves. Actually, I’d suspect there are probably even some Dems who are disturbed by this affair...and are simply too scared to say anything. Obama may be soft on terrorists and enemies of the US, but he’s ruthless against his political opponents.
It would be wonderful if Boehner & Co. would do something concrete, even if it had no chance of succeeding, because what people need to see right now is some kind of resistance and at least an attempt to fight back and respond to what are essentially the ominous taunts of a dictator.
They really do think they’re untouchable. So far, that’s proved to be the case, but it can’t go on like this forever.
The words of a proven liar to a talk show host seeking ratings impress me not at all. I can see the stall/pressure relief tactic for what it is.
When I see someone in this admin jailed above some fall guy, I will take these people seriously. Not until.