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Congress will drag IRS commissioner
into TWO hearings to explain how 28
months of Lois Lerner´s emails were ´lost´

Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/16/2014 9:10:32 PM

The aggressive Republican chairman of a House investigative committee demanded Monday that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen explain--in person--how 28 months of emails to and from embattled former official Lois Lerner were ´lost´ to a computer crash. California Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wrote to Koskinen in reaction to his agency´s claim Friday that the IRS no longer has copies of emails between Lerner and anyone outside the IRS from January 2009 through April 2011. [Snip] Issa demanded in his letter on Monday that Koskinen appear in a rare evening hearing on June 23, a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 6/16/2014 9:23:55 PM     (No. 9888648)

TWO hearings? Wow!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 6/16/2014 9:30:49 PM     (No. 9888657)

Yes, two, after which everybody involved will throw up their hands at their inability to make anybody take responsibility, and thus suffer consequences.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 6/16/2014 9:44:33 PM     (No. 9888672)

NOT lost. Erased or hidden.

Liars.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 6/16/2014 9:56:41 PM     (No. 9888696)

Just another exercise in futility with 5 minute segments of Rep´s with faux outrage at IRS targeting and obstruction yet do VERY little to actually hold anyone accountable, and the Dem´s refrain of "this is a Fox News scandal" or Rep´s are racist. We desperately need a 3rd Party in the US called the Fed-Up Party for the millions of us who are completely fed-up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross, 6/16/2014 10:13:01 PM     (No. 9888719)

Oh, great! More grandstanding by your favorite Republican congress members, but no meaningful action.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/16/2014 10:50:22 PM     (No. 9888753)

I predict John Koskinen will show up an answer next to no questions. He´ll proclaim to be unaware, can´t remember or say something to the effect of ´I don´t have that information with me but I can provide it at a later date´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/16/2014 11:33:11 PM     (No. 9888792)

The IRS is a corrupt, political, and criminal organization that flushes evidence of their wrong doing down the toilet like a street dealer in drugs with the police knocking at the door.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steveW, 6/17/2014 1:33:00 AM     (No. 9888869)

It is a good thing the GOP is doing something about this. Had they not, I doubt November would have been anything less than a massive celebration for the socialists, I mean, the Dims. That said, no "hearing" has yet led to anything other than the socialist, I mean, the Dim, in question being let off the hook, with any ties to the Oval Office denied. Now that the corruption emanating from the top of the unicorn´s head is palpable and demonstrable, letting more socialists, I mean, Dims, off the hook is no longer an option. The only thing preventing Dear Leader´s impeachment is the missing backbone of the GOP, and nothing else.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/17/2014 5:15:26 AM     (No. 9888914)

Oh, two hearings...that´ll teach the IRS. I swear, congress critters have the IQ of turnips. Everybody knows there is no such thing as lost data. The NSA has it all.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Observer177, 6/17/2014 6:42:33 AM     (No. 9888979)

I suggest a more robust approach to these hearings.

Hopefully one in which Congress sends out armed employees to "escort" witnesses to Hearings, at which time they are very forcefully informed of the penalties for perjury and, if witnesses memories are not crystal clear and complete, and satisfactory answers are not forthcoming, both an vote on perjury charges, requiring the witness to be immediately incarcerated pending further adjudication is taken, and a bill is drafted for submission to the House substantially de-funding their agency.

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