by Liber-T | October 28, 2015 2:06 pm
The House GOP is finally beginning the impeachment process for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
The impeachment process comes after the IRS unfairly and illegally targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. This major move should be a stern reminder to the Obama administration that unfairly targeting private groups or individuals because their beliefs are not liberal will not be tolerated.
The Washington Times reported:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz began the impeachment process against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday, accusing him of misleading the public and destroying documents that were being sought under a congressional subpoena.
It’s the latest move in the battle over tea party targeting at the tax agency, and comes less than a week after the Justice Department issued a report finding no criminal behavior in the IRS’s decision to subject conservative groups to intrusive scrutiny.×
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Among the specific charges Mr. Chaffetz and 18 of his fellow Republicans on the committee allege are that Mr. Koskinen misled Congress when he said he’d turned over all of former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner’s emails, and oversaw destruction of evidence when his agency destroyed backup tapes that contained the emails.
It was unclear how far the resolution would go, in a Congress already preoccupied with so many other fights and with little more than a year to go in President Obama’s tenure.
The impeachment resolution says the IRS knew Ms. Lerner’s messages were missing, due to a reported computer hard drive crash, as early as February 2014, but didn’t notify Congress until June — while the backup tapes were destroyed in March.
The IRS didn’t have an immediate comment Tuesday afternoon.
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(H/T: The Political Insider)
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