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Trey Gowdy Eviscerates IRS Commissioner
Breitbart TV, by Staff

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Posted By:mitzi, 7/23/2014 4:32:42 PM

Wednesday at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service´s (IRS) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) would not let IRS Commissioner John Koskinen off the hook over his failure to bring acceptable answers to Congress about the supposed loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. The South Carolina Republican warned the IRS commissioners, "Words have consequences," as he hammered Koskinen for trying to claim he did not pursue what happened to the emails because he did not want to interfere with the Inspector General investigation saying "people site ongoing IG investigations

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Did you ever notice that John Koskinen bears an uncanny resemblance to Lord Voldemort?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/23/2014 4:37:19 PM     (No. 9937115)

OP I disagree, he played Gollum in LOTR.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/23/2014 4:37:54 PM     (No. 9937116)

In his always wonderful Fox News First newsletter of today, Chris Stirewalt said that Commissioner Koskinen could expect to be "barbequed" (sic). that´s exactly what Gowdy did, don´t you agree?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 7/23/2014 4:40:46 PM     (No. 9937117)

Trey Gowdy makes me so proud. Finally, someone with good values and morals is making a difference. Maybe one day he will run for President, but right now we need him where he is plus a few more good men just like him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 7/23/2014 4:46:35 PM     (No. 9937119)

Gowdy knows something, and he´s leading the IRS Commissioner straight into a minefield. Meanwhile, he and other corrupt appointees are waiting for their blanket pardons come January 2017.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/23/2014 4:49:56 PM     (No. 9937124)

Brilliant smackdown!

That´s gonna leave a mark!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/23/2014 4:53:39 PM     (No. 9937128)

Koskinen´s job is to keep Congressional investigators from finding the links between Obama, his henchmen and the IRS thugs such as Lois Lerner. So far, Koskinen is succeeding with this cover up of an incredible scandal, especially since this exchange with Trey Gowdy will go unreported by old media. Our only hope is that an IRS IT techie has enough integrity to give the incriminating emails on the IRS servers to Issa and Gowdy. Without an ethical insider at the IRS, and there has to be one out of 110,000 employees, Obama´s stonewall will protect him for another 2.5 years.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/23/2014 4:59:56 PM     (No. 9937132)

Koskinen doesn´t look like he´s sleeping very well these days.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/23/2014 5:01:15 PM     (No. 9937134)

#1 - Wow! You´re right!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 7/23/2014 5:03:53 PM     (No. 9937135)

Keep your fingers crossed, hopefully the next AG of the USA.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/23/2014 5:04:22 PM     (No. 9937136)

I want to see Trey Gowdy as Director of the FBI or Attorney General. He is just too good at slicing and dicing bloviating, prancing bureatcrats.

Does anyone else notice that Koskinen is not quite so supercilious lately? Just a tiny bit more humble these days.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/23/2014 5:06:21 PM     (No. 9937139)

Pardon #10...make that prancing bureaucrats.

Thanks.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: alliecat, 7/23/2014 5:10:56 PM     (No. 9937144)

All this sounds great but what difference is it going to make, really?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/23/2014 5:13:50 PM     (No. 9937145)

#12: Hillary ... is that you?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/23/2014 5:14:07 PM     (No. 9937146)

Eviscerates literally? /sarc off

Bureaucrat extrordinaire John Koskinen always appeared to me as the green-gone-grenadine Grinch who stole Christmas. Without the belated repentance.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/23/2014 5:19:13 PM     (No. 9937148)

How sweet would it be to see Trey grind on Eric Holder for about an hour.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/23/2014 5:26:59 PM     (No. 9937155)

What if...they already have the emails? Provided by a whistleblower who has gone into the double secret witness protection program.

A nice dream rather than the continuing nightmare of the Obama cabal which "punishes it´s enemies" with a viciousness not shown in the history of any Spite House administration.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bkt23, 7/23/2014 5:31:49 PM     (No. 9937159)

Looks like a lot of bloviating and political posturing to me.

Gowdy could have asked relevant questions, like "How did you confirm the backup tapes did not contain the old emails? Did you view or restore the contents of the tapes? What is the IG doing differently?"

Questions like that - and waiting for Koskinen to answer - does more to get to the bottom of things than his posturing does.

Gowdy´s in campaign mode. Wonderful. Just another stupid politician.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/23/2014 5:34:00 PM     (No. 9937160)

It´s about time for Koskinen to spend more time with his family.

A new IRS chief would take at least a year to get ´up to speed´ on the investigation....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/23/2014 5:39:40 PM     (No. 9937164)

The Dem Party is not a philosophical group, it is a criminal enterprise.

The way to combat the decline of the country is not to put "conservative" slogan mongers in the White House.

No.

Put someone in the White House who has experience putting these thugs in jail.

Only two names I have are T. Gowdy (ex-U.S. Attorney), and Chris Christie (ex-U.S. Attorney). If you don´t like these two, find other who "Have experience putting thugs in jail"

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/23/2014 5:50:02 PM     (No. 9937170)

To expand on # 19´s idea.
Our next nominee should promise the most ethical administration in history, when asked how by a deservingly skeptical press he needs to state he will pursue criminal charges of ALL members of the previous administration. Running out the clock will no longer be an option.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/23/2014 6:02:26 PM     (No. 9937175)

# 12 is realistic.

Eric Holder refuses to appoint a Special Prosecutor
and has stonewalled every House investigation
from Fast and Furious to Benghazi to the IRS.
Everyone is home free because
they know Holder has their backs.
Today´s hearing may get coverage on Fox, but,
nothing will change until a
Republican Administration is sworn in.
Although don´t hold your breaths waiting for justice.
Be prepared for Barry to pardon everyone ..and I do mean everyone ... from illegals to Mumia Abu Jamal to possibly Sheik Khalid Mohammed and other Gitmo animals
on his way out.
Even OJ.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 7/23/2014 6:12:33 PM     (No. 9937182)

I wonder if #17 has presented cases to the Supreme Court as has Trey Gowdy. The man is brilliant and I believe he´s playing a waiting game with the pompous Koskinen. Is anyone associated with this administration NOT pompous?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 7/23/2014 6:19:56 PM     (No. 9937186)

#21, that´s why Obama must be removed before Election Day 2016.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: annie xango, 7/23/2014 6:22:40 PM     (No. 9937189)

yeah #17, you just back off my boyfriend!!!! destined to be the next AG..I can only hope...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/23/2014 6:22:47 PM     (No. 9937190)

This was delicious to watch. The imperious Koskinen, with his smug, supercilious smirk and his empty cold eyes, wallowed in his WH talking points. Gowdy has a way with our language that is a joy to behold.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/23/2014 6:33:39 PM     (No. 9937199)

When I see a Reply like 17, I think a number of things. One is "did the poster watch the hearing?" And "has the poster watched the other Koskinen hearings?"

Secondly, no one who has ever watched and listened to Trey Gowdy would think he was just a "stupid politician".
He is a truth-seeker and a patriot. No one here will convince me otherwise.

As for Gowdy´s asking those questions, anyone who has watched these hearings with Koskinen knows they have been asked over and over in many different ways. Koskinen is the IRS´s Sgt. Schultz. He knows nuh-thing...

His stonewalling is being chipped away. Other persons appearing before the committee are giving testimony that conflicts with his. He has several choices: to appear to be stonewalling or to appear to be incompetent, derelict in his duty.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/23/2014 6:40:06 PM     (No. 9937206)

Maybe we will get to see the IRS Commish frog marched off to prison.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/23/2014 6:40:50 PM     (No. 9937207)

#21, good points but may I add that nothing will be done unless a particularly bold, CONSERVATIVE Republican administration is sworn into office. We are not about to again hear the "let´s just move on" mantra that the Bush administration used, effectively letting the Clinton gang get off scot free.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/23/2014 6:55:51 PM     (No. 9937223)

TG must know N.Sa is in the mix

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Reply 30 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/23/2014 6:59:24 PM     (No. 9937228)

Be careful. Obama might call down fire from the UN "Human" Rights Commission and demand an humanitarian truce.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 7/23/2014 7:03:36 PM     (No. 9937231)

Trey Gowdy is almost making me turn gay.
Love him!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Democracy First, 7/23/2014 7:33:18 PM     (No. 9937251)

CITE ongoing investigations... Not "Site..." Can no one spell, anymore???

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Janylou, 7/23/2014 7:37:14 PM     (No. 9937253)

Koskinen didn´t not look as smirky to me today as he has in the past. I think he knows he is getting caught in his own web of lies.
As for Trey Gowdy, he did not disappoint!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/23/2014 7:47:54 PM     (No. 9937263)

I´m developing a really bad case of Gowdymania...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/23/2014 8:24:13 PM     (No. 9937289)

Trey Gowdy is a verbal surgeon.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 7/23/2014 8:39:56 PM     (No. 9937303)

Go, Gowdy, go! Sic ´em!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/23/2014 9:05:09 PM     (No. 9937329)

To some of us the occasional misspelled word is not a major speed bump. If it is that annoying, let the site where the error occurred know. They´ll probably appreciate it (if they haven´t already corrected it).

Otherwise it is less disruptive to post an opinion on the article itself or move on. Most of us know how to spell. It is just not our raison d´etre.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/23/2014 10:03:18 PM     (No. 9937395)

To see Trey slice and dice with no knife needed is akin to watching a really good Iron Chef´s episode. Cannot wait to see his final presentation. WE LOVE TREY! We also need many more such as he to ever turn this country around. Too bad many of the conservative white hats were not what we expected. How many have we seen fall off their horse thus far? These were never meant to be on a pedestal, only a few brave god fearing men who might help this nation. Oh well with the Lord´s help, they will be found

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Reply 39 - Posted by: kafir091101, 7/23/2014 10:37:53 PM     (No. 9937423)

#17:

Can you not recognize a “Prepping the Battle Field” operation when you see one?

Most assuredly, there will be more to come!

Kafir


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Reply 40 - Posted by: simple simon, 7/23/2014 11:19:15 PM     (No. 9937459)

#19, ask John and Bobby Kennedy how well that approach works in our criminal government.

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
as abortion rights recede in South

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Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
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ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
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Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good


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