GOP lawmakers are urging the Trump Justice Department to review evidence that former IRS official Lois Lerner engaged in criminal misconduct by targeting tea-party and conservative groups for their political beliefs.
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House Republicans kicked off the path to impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday with a hearing exploring the ways the agency chief, hired to clean up after the tea party targeting scandal, instead bungled the probe and botched his handling of a congressional subpoena.
House Republicans on Friday announced hearings to investigate whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen misled Congress and violated a subpoena, taking the first steps that could ultimately lead to his impeachment over the tax agency’s tea party targeting. Impeachment is still very unlikely, particularly given the short amount of work days left in this Congress
Congressman Jordan Discusses Impeachment Of IRS Head Over Targeting Of Conservative/Christian GroupsOct 28th, 2015 | By fyork
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a GING-PAC endorsed lawmaker appeared on “Hannity” last night to discuss the impeachment of IRS head John Koskinen for stonewalling and refusing to punish anyone responsible for targeting conservative and Christian groups during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.
As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, I am outraged. The committee has just completed a two year investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s unconstitutional targeting of American citizens. Our worst fears have been confirmed. We have proof that the IRS was and is complicit in successful efforts to deny free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) participated in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative and Christian groups during the last week of July. His opening statement is worth watching prior to his grilling of the smug IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, an Obama operative who has stonewalled the House and Senate for more than a year over Lois Lerner’s role in prohibiting anti-Obama groups from getting tax exempt status in a timely fashion.
The lead government watchdog for the IRS revealed Thursday that computer evidence was erased during the investigation into the agency’s targeting scandal, months after the IRS was told to preserve documents.
The IRS systematically targeted the First Amendment rights of the American people. The legislation we passed today will go a long way in making sure that such targeting never happens again.
The current scandal adds a new wrinkle to the old IRS scandal that involved the deliberate targeting of conservative and Christian groups for harassment and slow-walking of applications for non-profit status. At the center of the old scandal is Lois Lerner who pled the 5th Amendment instead of honestly testifying about her actions to harass groups seeking non-profit status.
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) was on Fox News with Greta van Susteren last night to discuss the latest news on the ongoing IRS/Lois Lerner targeting scandal. Jordan has been a leader on the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee in trying to discover the truth about Lois Lerner’s systematic campaign against conservative and Christian non-profit organizations.
Lerner, who took the Fifth Amendment when brought before congressional committees, is at the center of a congressional investigation and an investigation by Judicial Watch.