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I'm all for this. Koskinen played a key part in the Lerner cover-up and refused to cooperate with the investigation. Fire his sorry ass and yank his pension. Make him pay for his loyalty to a corrupt presidential administration.

House oversight chairman moves to censure IRS chief, strip pension | Fox News

The chairman of the top House investigative panel introduced a measure Wednesday to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen -- and remove him from office without a pension -- in the latest bid by Republicans to pressure him into being more cooperative in their probe of the 2013 IRS targeting scandal.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is seeking Koskinen’s resignation or removal for what he calls an alleged “pattern of conduct inconsistent with the trust and confidence placed in him as an officer of the United States.”

If censured, Koskinen, who became commissioner in 2013, would also forfeit his government pension and other federal benefits.

House Republicans are upset with what they consider Koskinen's failure to cooperate with their investigation of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials who targeted for additional scrutiny conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Chaffetz on Wednesday cited a long list of grievances in calling for the censure -- including Koskinen allegedly lying under oath, allowing “key evidence” to be destroyed by failing to comply with a subpoena and not preserving backup computer tapes that contained as many as 24,000 missing Lerner emails, allegedly destroyed by a computer malfunction.

“Koskinen must be held accountable for his misconduct,” Chaffetz said in a statement. “I am committed to using every tool at my disposal to hold Mr. Koskinen responsible for his offenses.”

A Justice Department probe completed last year found no evidence that any IRS employee acted in a way that would support “criminal prosecution.”

The committee’s efforts Wednesday to begin the censure effort comes six days before the House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to examine alleged Koskinen misconduct.

In July 2015, Chaffetz and 51 members of Congress sent President Obama a letter calling for Koskinen’s removal.

Three months later, Chaffetz introduced a resolution to begin House proceedings to impeach the commissioner. The resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Committee and now has 69 co-sponsors.

The IRS has disputed Republican allegations that Koskinen has been unhelpful, saying last year, "We have fully cooperated with all of the investigations."

Democrats have derided the GOP investigations as ungrounded partisan attacks aimed at stirring up conservative voters.

"House Republican efforts to impeach or censure the IRS commissioner are exercises in partisanship and a total waste of time and money," Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, top Democrat on Chaffetz's committee, said Wednesday in a written statement. He said Republican investigations have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars "chasing false political conspiracy theories."

Censure is sometimes used to discipline House members. The chamber voted in 2010 to censure Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., for roughly a dozen infractions include ones related to failing to pay property taxes.

Fox News' Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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WTF?

What is criminal is the way the Democrats have corrupted our Government departments, criminal Democrats you mean.

This is yet another reason for Trump. America is sick and tired of this bull sh1t. We want it stopped. We want the Democrats removed and jailed. We want justice for our Republicans, and their cause. Democrats used the government to deny that. Now they shall pay, with the full weight of the majority upon the Democratic party.

As it is the Democrats are doing a pretty damn good job of imploding all by themselves!

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WTF?

What is criminal is the way the Democrats have corrupted our Government departments, criminal Democrats you mean.

This is yet another reason for Trump. America is sick and tired of this bull sh1t. We want it stopped. We want the Democrats removed and jailed. We want justice for our Republicans, and their cause. Democrats used the government to deny that. Now they shall pay, with the full weight of the majority upon the Democratic party.

As it is the Democrats are doing a pretty damn good job of imploding all by themselves!

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trying to protect sites and orgs that get grants and tax exemptions under false pretenses, they drum up faux indignation.
Happens all the time with dishonest people- mostly politicians and lawyers
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trying to protect sites and orgs that get grants and tax exemptions under false pretenses, they drum up faux indignation.
Happens all the time with dishonest people- mostly politicians and lawyers
The fact is the IRS came back and granted tax exempt status to all the Conservative organizations it had superseded but only after the election.

If Obama hadn't politicized the DOJ into a political puppet Koskinen would have been indicted long ago for his blatant lies to Congress and destruction of public records.
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The fact is the IRS came back and granted tax exempt status to all the Conservative organizations it had superseded but only after the election.

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The IRS N E V E R refused the tax status of any Conservative website because of key words in finding what were conservative websites.
And I guarantee you half of them were PACS.
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The IRS N E V E R refused the tax status of any Conservative website because of key words in finding what were conservative websites.
And I guarantee you half of them were PACS.
NO you want no accountability in Government, as long as it is Democrats who are there..

You want them to be unbiased, or rather that their bias is hidden from view. So that they can warp our nation and it's Government?

They were caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Firing them and taking their pension seems fair enough to me, and is what happens in the private world... Government jobs should be no different.

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Happens all the time with dishonest people- mostly politicians and lawyers
I get embarrassed every time I read some of your posts salty, I'm sorry, but most of the time you make no sense.

Some thing has to be done to the head of the IRS for stalling the investigation. It should have been done by the Justice Dept., but both Holder and Lynch refused to do their jobs because they are partisan hacks who have no business being in office. But, obama appointed them to do exactly what they are doing **** the country and protect democrats. Now it becomes the responsibility of congress to try and remove this turd, and useful idiots amongst us cry partisanship.

How sad for this country that we have a party so willing to look the other way from criminal behavior only because they have a "D" after their name.
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