September 16, 2015

JASON CHAFFETZ: With Koskinen at helm, IRS cannot be trusted. “Having lied to Congress, destroyed documents under subpoena, and targeted people based on their political beliefs, the IRS and its commissioner John Koskinen want a bigger budget. . . . Trusting an agency that has so clearly run awry with more of our tax dollars would be foolish. I would be abdicating my duty to taxpayers by empowering an organization that has given the American people so much cause for distrust. Koskinen came before Congress and made promises. He assured us he would comply with a congressional subpoena seeking Lois Lerner’s emails. Not only did he fail to keep that promise, we later learned he did not look in earnest for the information. After Koskinen complained of the extensive cost and effort being undertaken to locate the documents, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) learned from employees at a West Virginia data center that no one had ever even asked for backup tapes of Lois Lerner’s emails.”

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