Threats to Impeach IRS Chief Looming

Now here is something I can get behind!

The Roanoke Times reported:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen failed to comply with a congressional subpoena, allowed documents to be destroyed and misled the public. Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating the IRS for more than two years.

Chaffetz moved Tuesday to impeach the head of the Internal Revenue Service, saying he violated the public trust and obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.

This announcement was made within a week of an announcement from the Department of Justice that no one in the IRS would face charges for their involvement in putting up obstacles for various conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

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In his impeachment resolution, Chaffetz said Koskinen violated the public trust in at least three ways: He failed to comply with a subpoena resulting in destruction of key evidence containing thousands of Lerner’s emails; failed to testify truthfully to Congress about IRS handling of emails involving Lerner and other officials; and failed to notify Congress that key evidence was missing.

Eighteen Republicans backed Chaffetz in pursuing the impeachment of John Koskinen, while there are Democrats who feel the move is outrageous.

The IRS demands so much information and documentation from taxpayers.  It is refreshing to see Congress hold the head of the IRS accountable, even if the Department of Justice is willing to turn a blind eye to their very large missteps.