Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Shreds IRS Commissioner John Koskinen … “You Don’t Have Any Idea If There was Any Criminal Misconduct or Not”



Last night IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified again before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. US  Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) simply shredded IRS Commissioner Koskinen during the hearing and handed Koskinen his lunch, or in this case because of the time of day, his dinner. Gowdy provided Koskinen a lesson in Criminal Law 101. The Congressman methodically and astutely lit into the IRS Commissioner as he destroyed Koskinen’s comment that “there was no evidence of any criminal misconduct.” Koskinen was forced to say that there was any wrong doing.

Spoliation of evidence is when a party fails to preserve evidence that there is a negative inference that the jury can draw from their failure to preserve the evidence. You with me? If you destroy documents that the jury could infer those documents weren’t going to be good for you. If you fail to keep documents a jury could infer that these documents were not going to be good for you. [...] When a party has a duty to preserve the evidence or records and they fail to do so, there is a negative inference that is drawn from their failure to preserve the evidence.”

What happened to John Koskinen, the “turn around” specialist brought in to fix the IRS? At the 4:20 mark of the video below, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and major Democrat donor provided Demcorat talking points that the GOP is obsessed with the White House. He would also later blame lack of IRS funding for the ills of the IRS.   Trey Gowdy would go on to debunked Koskinen’s words. What is most telling in this exchange is that the IRS Commissioner, who was not a part of the corruption and the IRS targeting of Conservative non-profit groups, is acting in a political manner regurgitating Democrat talking points. Isn’t this what the IRS was originally accused of … acting as a political arm of the Democrats and the Obama White House? Powerline expands on this point as they state, “IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is known as a “turnaround specialist” who helped rescue failed or failing enterprises. Unfortunately, it is clear from Koskinen’s strident testimony before Congress that he has no intention of turning the IRS around.”

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Shreds IRS Commissioner John Koskinen … “You Don’t Have Any Idea If There was Any Criminal Misconduct or Not””

    1. Dawg1948 on June 24th, 2014 7:52 am

      This whole Administration is so corrupt and inept it will take America 100 years to recover from this Presidency if it can ever recover at all. Obama should be impeached and all his crooked appointees should be jailed. The IRS would be funny if it wasn’t all so serious. If I am ever audited I will say my computer crashed and I fed the hard drive to my dog.

    2. Al D on June 24th, 2014 2:53 pm

      Trey Gowdy for president! A guy with a mind that sharp would be FAR, FAR more respected by our allies and FAR, FAR more feared by our enemies
      than any flaky, incompetent, megalomaniacal woman on anyone’s “A” list for the #1 slot on either the “D” or “R” ticket. Not only that, a no-nonsense guy like Gowdy would surround himself with no-nonsense people. Contrast that with the lying idiots Obama has in his dysfunctional administration running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Man, I just said a cotton-pickin’ mouthful!

      Can you imagine how much a woman president would be respected by al Qaeda, ISIS, or any Muslim leader? Think hard, sleep on it, and think again with a clearer mind.

      Gourmet food for thought. Chew thoroughly!

    3. Al D on June 24th, 2014 2:54 pm

      Man! If there’s a sharper mind in Congress than Trey Gowdy’s, I’d like that person to run for president. Otherwise, give me Gowdy!

      What I find so amusingly ironic is Michelle’s very recent assertion that we need a woman president ASAP. Can you imagine Hillary, Michelle, or Elizabeth Warren (alias Pocahontas) debating Gowdy? Oh man! He’d make all three of them look like flaky broads in desperate need of Sharia law!

      Meanwhile, there’s still a large group of brainwashed liberals who have been programmed to believe conservatives are a bunch of hillbillies making moonshine when they’re not out in the backwoods hunting down possum for vittles and ‘coons for Davy Crockett caps.

    4. IRS Inspector General Tells Congress They Have Found as Many as 30,000 of Lois Lerner Supposedly Irretrievable Emails | Scared Monkeys on November 22nd, 2014 11:12 am

      [...] have been permanently lost after a convenient hard drive crash of her computer. Remember when  John Koskinen, the new IRS commissioner,  testified under oath to Congress on June 20th the emails had been irretrievably lost. Hmm, I [...]

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