Unbelievable Exhange Between IRS Commissioner John Koskinen & Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): IRS Commissioner … “I Can’t Remember” Who Told Me Lois Lerner’s Emails Were Lost


Stunning, simply stunning!!!

Last night during his testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, IRS Chief John Koskinen said he could not remember who told him that Lois Lerner’s emails were lost. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Koskinen during his testimony as to when and who told him that the emails were lost. The IRS Commissioner actually blamed tax season as to the reason why he could not remember. UNREAL. Rep. Jordan whent on to ask the IRS Commissioner, ‘At what point does it become obstruction of justice?’ Watch the amazing exchange below.

Rep. Jim Jordan: The chairman asked you, “Who told you this information?” You can’t remember?

IRS Chief John Koskinen: No, I… do not remember.

Jordan: Did someone tell you in person? Did they send you an email?

Koskinen: I do not get emails on these subjects so I’m sure it was someone in person.

Jordan: This has been a major news story for the past 13 months and you don’t remember who came up to you and said, ‘Hey boss, we lost Lois Lerner’s emails”? You don’t remember anything about that situation?

Koskinen: I remember being told in April … I do not recall who told me.

Rep. Jim Jordan grills IRS commissioner on lost Lois Lerner emails:

Republicans on a House of Representatives committee  took Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen to task on Monday night for his agency’s loss of emails from an IRS official involved in scrutinizing tax exemption requests from political groups.

Champaign County Republican Rep. Jim Jordan – who chairs a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee – compared the loss of Lois Lerner’s emails to evidence hiding efforts in a “third-rate B actor crime drama.”

“This would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious,” said Jordan, who asked Koskinen to seek a special prosecutor’s investigation of whether the IRS improperly scrutinized tax-exemption requests from conservative groups.

Jordan questioned whether Koskinen obstructed justice by waiting several weeks to tell Congress about the lost emails rather than revealing it when he first learned of it in April. Koskinen said IRS tried to recover all the emails it could from Lerner’s crashed hard drive, but couldn’t get them all.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Unbelievable Exhange Between IRS Commissioner John Koskinen & Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): IRS Commissioner … “I Can’t Remember” Who Told Me Lois Lerner’s Emails Were Lost”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on June 24th, 2014 10:14 am

      Until proven differently, I believe this scandal originated in the White House with Obama and his counsel planning a strategy to use the IRS and other agencies to prevent the conservative groups from working to elect someone conservative to the office of President.

      This commissioner is a fool to think that at this point his further stonewalling will be accepted.

      People understand how the internet works and how E-mails are handled by a Mail Server that archives the mails by account name and that data is backed up. There are federal regulations for keeping computer data safe.

      The concept of a computer drive crash of all six of those now identified is ridiculous. I have computer hard drives that are operational that are over 10 years old.

      When a crook tells a lie they are going to have to tell a series of lies to keep covering the previous ones. This is where we are at this point.

      The entire management of the IRS and the DOJ have engaged in attacking the people for political advantage. Using a govenment agency for political advantage against the people is a crime and some people need to go to prison or be charged and convicted of Treason and placed in front of a firing squad.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on June 24th, 2014 12:11 pm

      A well run data center has a change management procedure where all hardware and software components are accounted for. This includes the date installed or removed and the reason for change. There should be a paper trail of all changes that must be signed-off by several people including the data center manager.

      Issa’s committee should subpena the records kept in the data center managers office and all orders for changes of equipment requested by anyone they serve. This should provide the dates of replacement of hard drives or complete computers and the reason for replacement.

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