Lawmakers Demand Firing of Obama IRS Commissioner Koskinen
More than 30 lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday calling for Obama’s IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen to step down from his post before the end of his term, Fox News reports.
Via Fox News:
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and 37 House members sent the letter, which accused Koskinen’s of providing false testimony to Congress and obstructing the congressional investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative political groups.
“So long as the IRS commissioner is a man who has misled the people, destroyed evidence, and failed his legal duties to the people’s representatives on Congress, the IRS is not ‘controlled by the people’,” the letter reads. “For that reason, we request you immediately remove Koskinen.”
Commissioner Koskinen testified before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, where he reaffirmed his commitment to staying on until the end of his five-year term, which is set to end on November 13 unless President Trump removes him. He has said he didn’t intend to mislead Congress and didn’t mean to lose key evidence in the fiasco.
This is not the first time President Trump has received a letter urging him to force Koskinen to resign. In January, Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker, R-N.C., along with 53 other House Republicans, also wrote a letter asking Trump to remove him from his post before the end of his term.
Judicial Watch has also been hammering Koskinen after they discovered IRS agents had admitted to ‘inappropriately targeting’ conservative groups. Judicial Watch even started a petition to impeach Koskinen.
The IRS is just another agency that the Obama administration used as a weapon against conservatives. Koskinen must be impeached immediately and brought to justice.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 7, 2017
Koskinen has aided and abetted the Obama administration in covering up a scandal of monstrous proportion.https://t.co/q9KbUE4Dm2
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) April 7, 2017