Should Congress Indict IRS Commissioner Koskinen with impeachment?

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  1. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 2 years ago

    Should Congress Indict IRS Commissioner Koskinen with impeachment?

    The IRS scandal seems a million miles away. Data was destroyed and the Commissioner lied to Congress. What should be done to this public servant?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Given that the IRS delayed approving conservative non-profit groups, leaked tax return information of conservatives that was embarrassing, deliberately and repeatedly audited critics of the administration for years, you can't fix this by firing one department head.

    1. Yoda Speaks profile image61
      Yoda Speaksposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's right, he should be executed, that might stop other department heads from continuing to break the law.

  3. Yoda Speaks profile image61
    Yoda Speaksposted 2 years ago

    He lied to congress? Well what did congress do about that? NOTHING.

    General perjury comes with a maximum five-year prison sentence and potential fine. The same basically goes for not telling the truth to Congress, even without an oath.

    Did you hear what Comey said when House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz asked him if Hillary lied to congress?

    Comey said the reason an investigation had not been opened yet about Hillary's lies to congress was that, "out of respect for the legislative branch being a separate branch, we do not commence investigations that focus on activities before Congress without Congress asking us to get involved."

    So nobody in congress knew this?

    Despite the fact that Republicans repeatedly alleged that Hillary Clinton lied under oath during a committee hearing NO MEMBER OF CONGRESS ever referred her lying to Congress to the FBI? I find that mind boggling! What the H is congress doing? She lied but they won't do a thing about it?

    I have to deduce that they never did a thing about IRS Commissioner Koskinen lying to congress either. What freaking good are investigations or house oversight committees if they routinely are content to allow the people they are questioning to lie to congress with impunity?

    That is the problem, none of our elected officials even care to do their job if it means turning in one of their own government lackeys! There is no excuse for this, If our elected representatives are so stupid as to not even know the procedure to have the FBI investigate lying to congress THEY SHOULD ALL BE IMPEACHED. There is  just no excuse! As I've read someone else say before on hub pages, we have a banana republic government, how long before the country becomes a banana republic?

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If a crime within a government agency and the congress doesn't react, did a crime really happen?
      Also consider Prosecutorial Disgression. no one can force them to prosecute.
      I agree with your analysis.
      But, hasn't HRC set the bar on lying to congres

    2. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is the problem when laws are not followed and equal justice applied to all. Who decides what is punishable? The FBI made a terrible mistake.

    3. Yoda Speaks profile image61
      Yoda Speaksposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Crime or not,reaction or not,that is not my point.My point is congress doesn't do their job which makes you wonder why they even investigate.They'll accept answers like "the hard drive was destroyed" &never ask who told you that, a name?


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