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Fireworks Erupt After GOP Rep
Tells IRS Boss His Personal Integrity
Is in Question

Breitbart TV, by Staff

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Posted By:mitzi, 6/23/2014 9:56:44 PM

Monday night at a evening congressional hearing on the Internal Revenue Service claims that Lois Lerner´s email´s were lost due to a computer crash, Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) confronted agency commissioner John Koskinen over whether he had contacted the FBI since he claimed he "can not say no crime was committed," and that Lerner had pleaded the Fifth Amendment "to avoid criminal prosecution." Turner grilled Koskinen demanding to know why the FBI has not be contacted asking, "Will you call the FBI, integrity of your agency is absolutely at stake?" Turner went on to stress that Koskinen should responsibly handle


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/23/2014 10:09:01 PM     (No. 9897283)

Morals, Constitutionality, laws, past feeling, no natural affection, men of the baser sort - Obama´s lieutenants have had their consciousness´ seared with a hot iron.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldoc, 6/23/2014 10:10:04 PM     (No. 9897286)

I am tired of these dog and pony shows. Do something or go home. Who writes the questions for these house interrogators? So many times they appear to be blowing smoke and avoiding the real issues.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 6/23/2014 10:12:16 PM     (No. 9897291)

I watched the exchange(s) and he and Gordon were excellent "interrogators" and Koskinen just sat there like a stuffed pig, with a sneer on his face. Those two Repubs. really are fed up with the lack of information this so-called director of the IRS is unwilling to admit to. So this is what the American people fear, a corrupt, evil organization run by the Democrat party! Get rid of the IRS!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: scribe35, 6/23/2014 10:29:04 PM     (No. 9897319)

The arrogance of Koskinen is truly remarkable!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 6/23/2014 10:34:43 PM     (No. 9897324)

The investigation has been hotly ongoing for more than a year. Going back to the root of the issue, any time the IRS has not acted on the request for tax exempt status within the statutory time limit there must be a report. That triggers a follow up report on a regular basis until a decision is made. Right leaning groups in the thousands have been stalled for a couple of years. Do a computer search of the reports and build a count of times the agent, the first round supervisor, the second round supervisor, and the third round supervisor is named. Then subpoena each one whose name appears more than 50 times. Why didn´t you act? If you were told not to act, who gave you that order? The purpose is two fold, to find the big violators and to establish the basis for a civil suit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Shells, 6/23/2014 10:42:28 PM     (No. 9897332)

Karma here. Then hell in the beyond.

What an appalling snot this man is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 6/23/2014 10:58:48 PM     (No. 9897360)

The sheer contempt that liberals have for Americans was on full display here. We have an illegitimate government, and this may be the final test whether our political system can do anything to stop the collapse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Axeman, 6/23/2014 11:09:27 PM     (No. 9897367)

End the irSS!!! It´s not hard, many plans exist that are revenue neutral. The agency is beyond redemption, there is no possible reform, it has corrupted too much. Be gone with it!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mildred, 6/23/2014 11:09:55 PM     (No. 9897369)

The IRS is organized as a non-partisan agency of the government. So I have a question for those who are tired of this whole matter. The IRS has not given complete answers and have danced around the facts. I´m sure Koskinnen has purposely not learned all the facts so that he doesn´t have to lie. The question: The republicans are looking for answers/explanations and get testy at times but why don´t the democrats want to get to the bottom of this? It seems they believe they are being personally attacked by the republicans for something the IRS did. Of course, it´s all George Bush´s fault. I watched enough tonight to see that the democrats don´t want the truth to be revealed and I´m beginning to realize they either know or are afraid that it leads to the top dog.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tiger, 6/23/2014 11:49:06 PM     (No. 9897391)

Everything and everybody in DC is OUT OF CONTROL.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/24/2014 6:14:46 AM     (No. 9897488)

Why call the FBI? They´re as corrupt as the IRS with Eric the Red at the helm.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 6/24/2014 6:51:03 AM     (No. 9897499)

So the Republicans put on a good show.

Now do something!

Appoint a Special Prosecutor, arrest people, raise hell.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Janjan, 6/24/2014 7:02:10 AM     (No. 9897508)

Issa is doing everything he is empowered to do under the Constitution. The Democrats are well aware that this corruption reaches all the way to the White House so under the Rules of Liberalism they are obligated to cover that up. Unfortunately for them, any attempt they make to turn the Republicans into the Bad Guys over this will backfire.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 6/24/2014 7:17:45 AM     (No. 9897522)

Watching Trey Gowdy educate this arrogant "public servant" about criminal law last night was better than anything on prime time. America needs a president that will choose this blood hound prosecutor as their Attorney General.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Freeloader, 6/24/2014 7:36:19 AM     (No. 9897535)

Regarding the arrogant hauteur Comrade Hoskinen...Chairman Barry has simply appointed "a fox to guard the hen house." End of story.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dman, 6/24/2014 7:42:28 AM     (No. 9897538)

#2: Congress has the power, but Boehner refuses to use it (http://tinyurl.com/NoArrest).

Without real action, this is indeed only a dog and pony show.

You see, to be an effective opposition party requires something that Boehner and his lieutenants don´t have. They only have the cajones to go after Tea Partiers.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: privateer, 6/24/2014 7:49:50 AM     (No. 9897543)

Isn´t Koskinen a recent replacement? Why don´t they subpoena the person that was IRS comissioner when all this corruption was occuring? He is probably now a private citizen.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: strike3, 6/24/2014 8:02:16 AM     (No. 9897561)

All of the people in the obama administration are lawless, soulless henchmen who do barry´s bidding and then lie about it. The ones we haven´t heard about are those who have not yet been caught. When you have one of this ilk holding the office of attorney general, it´s tough to crack the egg. But it will be done, if not by the republicans then by the people. We deserve better than this.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 6/24/2014 8:03:51 AM     (No. 9897563)

Ditto #17. Koskinen is not doing himself any favors but he wasn´t there when this stuff went down.

Why not get the former IRS Commissioner(s) before this committee? Douglas H. Shulman, March 24, 2008 to Nov. 9, 2012, and Steven T. Miller, Nov. 10, 2012 to May 21, 2013

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Reply 20 - Posted by: melman, 6/24/2014 8:06:01 AM     (No. 9897567)

They are all in this conspiracy, protecting Obama

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/24/2014 8:13:24 AM     (No. 9897571)

alBuraq´s "smidgen´ is turning out to be a slick bigger than the Exxon Valdez.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/24/2014 8:16:07 AM     (No. 9897576)

It is the arrogance that is so offensive to Americans. It is that "I can do anything I want and get away with it" attitude that makes me want to scream. These corrupt lackeys enjoy sticking their finger in the eye of anyone who dares question them. I hope and pray that the truth is revealed because my faith in government is non-existent. The American people have watched and experienced the corruption that is running rampant in government, and it´s time for accountability. We MUST get to the bottom of this IRS scandal. Tyranny is unacceptable in any way, shape or form.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: starboard, 6/24/2014 8:49:57 AM     (No. 9897625)

This is the perfect opportunity abolish or to do away with the IRS. I´m waiting to see which Republican takes on this goal.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: marthaville, 6/24/2014 8:52:28 AM     (No. 9897627)

Douglas Shulman is the one who should testify under oath about the lost emails and destruction of the hard drives. He has been touted as a computer wizard who pushed for more and more taxpayer information be assembled by the IRS so that the IRS could prepare your return for your review, and then the return could be accepted and filed. His knowledge and time as Commissioner makes him the best source for determining IRS policy and how the policies were carried out. And whether it was IRS policy or direction from Treasury to act in an ongoing illegal manner. He did make many, many visits to the White House, including at least one Easter egg roll.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/24/2014 10:08:07 AM     (No. 9897715)

I find it shocking that there is not ONE person within the IRS upper level with knowledge to expose the wrongdoing. NOT ONE person with honesty and integrity.
I will continue to pray for a whistleblower who still knows the difference between right and wrong. Barring that, can we please hire Snowden to hack into the servers?
I would like to hear some IT people testify.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 6/24/2014 10:30:10 AM     (No. 9897750)

I am more than happy with the course this investigation has taken over the last 410 days.

Most ordinary citizen´s eyes glazed over a year ago last Spring when it was all about ridiculous and invasive document requests made of organizations seeking not for profit status. They became a bit more interested when Lois Lerner took the Fifth. The "lost" e-mails piqued interest even further because we all know just how well that excuse works when dealing with the IRS as taxpayers. Now during the summer news doldrums Americans have been offered a truly slimy villain in the arrogant stonewalling IRS commissioner. He not only looks like he could be in a Bond movie, the name Koskinen even has a Bond villain vibe to it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RancherJack, 6/24/2014 10:35:20 AM     (No. 9897759)

Mike Turner, next time run up there with a powder puff and wave it at him.

You pathetic Republicans. You sicken me.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/24/2014 11:08:09 AM     (No. 9897805)

The only solution to this problem is to destroy the IRS by totally defunding them and starting over. Along the way I would offer a reward to IRS employees who squeal on the criminals inside the organization and who can offer proof of wrong doing.

Other than that, where are the hearings on the mass invasion of illegals from Mexico. Illegal immigration is the hot election topic today. Ask Eric Cantor about that problem.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 6/24/2014 12:02:20 PM     (No. 9897891)

#23 If we would just go to the flat tax method your wish would come true. It´s worth praying for.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Immelman, 6/24/2014 12:10:48 PM     (No. 9897907)

If the Republicans don´t defund and abolish the IRS then they, the cowardly Repubs, are the problem. As for a flat tax, unfortunately the special interest corruption within the tax code would still be part of taxable income calculations.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 6/24/2014 12:22:56 PM     (No. 9897930)

The more and longer this dog and pony show goes on, the more I´m convince that the only solution is for the citizens rise up and use our 2nd Amendment rights. I firmly believe in the quote of Thomas Jefferson "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical".

It´s time for it to happen.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 6/24/2014 1:14:22 PM     (No. 9898011)

In today’s America, being a Democrat means selling your soul to the highest bidder.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: loveUSA, 6/24/2014 1:25:18 PM     (No. 9898037)

For those who are praying for an IRS whistleblower, it will be hard. Obama is paying them off with millions of dollars in bonuses. Looks like the Mafia in action. Reward friends, destroy enemies.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/24/2014 5:26:36 PM     (No. 9898278)

#33, that´s true, but even the Mafia has turncoats that eventually talk, if they´re pressed enough.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TheCommish, 6/24/2014 5:47:09 PM     (No. 9898298)

I suggest that in future committee hearings that no one be allowed to make opening statements...neither the congresspersons nor those called to testify. The chairman would introduce the topic and those testifying and then proceed to the questioning.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Udanja99, 6/24/2014 7:08:57 PM     (No. 9898364)

A flat tax would still require everyone to report their income to the government. It´s none of their business how much money you earn or how you do it. What we need is a national sales tax and no other federal taxes at all. That way even drug dealers would have to pay taxes on their ill gotten dollars when they buy their BMW´s.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: WIBadger, 6/24/2014 7:33:21 PM     (No. 9898386)

Koskinen is a pompous arrogant ass. Bet he fits right in at the IRS , a place where this sort of attitude is institutionalized.

The only consolation is that karma will come back around on this ass clown at some point. It always does. And it will be so sweet to watch......

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Reply 38 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 6/24/2014 11:43:13 PM     (No. 9898610)

The House has the purse strings. Cut the IRS off. Cut the EPA off. Cut the Administration off! This is war, and the Dems would do it to them if they could, as the president has done it to them in multiple examples. It´s time for real hardball. We´re sick of legal reckoning with people who do not care about the law.

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/8/2014 12:57:32 PM     Post Reply
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton told the German magazine Der Spiegel on Tuesday that she and her husband Bill were ´deeply in debt´ when they left the White House, and blamed ´relentless persecution´ by Republicans for her legal bills after his presidency. The claim has added fuel to the fire Clinton herself touched off last month when she claimed they were ´dead broke´ after their time in the White House. The former first lady earns $200,000 or more every time she makes a public speech. The former president has earned a reported $104 million in speaking fees since he

7 Reasons Nobody Went to the Movies
on a Summer Holiday Weekend

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Time, by Richard Corliss    Original Article
Posted By: Up2Here- 7/8/2014 1:46:42 PM     Post Reply
The Independence Day weekend, usually one of the year´s biggest, fizzled drastically this time. Here´s what to blame — and it wasn´t the World Cup or Hurricane Arthur What if they gave a July 4th party and nobody came? That’s what Hollywood is wondering in the wake of an Independence Day weekend that had moviegoers expressing their Declaration of Indifference — by boycotting the multiplexes.

Hillary Clinton is past her time
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 5:07:13 AM     Post Reply
Fate hasn´t been kind to Hillary Clinton, at least not in its most recent phase. In 2008, when the plate was set for the national Democrats, she lost the nomination to Barack Obama, of scant years and no gravitas, who soared out of nowhere to wrench destiny from her on the unspecified promise of "change." Now, "change" has come, and people don´t like it. Iraq changed from a safe, stable ally (just ask Obama) to a terrorist haven, one of the reasons why, though no fellow Democrats seem likely to edge her, her chances of winning the White House seem dim. Between

Poll: Americans Want Sarah
Palin to Shut Up the Most

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Mediaite, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/9/2014 4:15:22 PM     Post Reply
A poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and Annenberg finally gave a numerical answer to a question we at Mediaite often ask ourselves: Out of all political figures that should pipe down just a bit, which one should do it immediately? Answer: Sarah Palin. Overwhelmingly Sarah Palin, says America. 52% of surveyed American adults want Sarah Palin to “be quiet,” according to the poll taken between June 30 and July 7 (Snip) 45% of respondents added that they wanted Jesse Jackson to be quiet, too; followed by Dick Cheney (42%), Newt Gingrich (39%), Al Gore (37%), and

Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Being
Held For Placement in U.S. Admit to
Engaging in Torture and Murder

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Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/9/2014 4:24:37 AM     Post Reply
Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in Nogales

‘I’m So Tired of Your Mocking’:
O’Reilly, Powers Battle over

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/9/2014 11:28:48 AM     Post Reply
Kirsten Powers snapped at Bill O’Reilly tonight after he told her she doesn’t know what she’s talking about on immigration, and told O’Reilly she’s tired of him mocking liberals every day on every single issue just because “they care about people.” Powers argued that O’Reilly’s getting his facts wrong and that immigrants coming to the U.S. back in the day (like the Irish) were poor and uneducated, much like the immigrants O’Reilly is so worried about today. O’Reilly dismissed Powers and told her, “You don’t seem to really know what you’re talking about.” That really set Powers off. “I am

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