Apparently she’s concerned how badly this punk John Koskinen came off and it’s making the Democrats look bad. Still, she probably should be overly concerned since there’s pretty much a news blackout on the IRS lost emails tale.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Tuesday that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has done “a terrible job communicating” in the investigation into Lois Lerner’s missing emails.
“Obviously I think he is doing a terrible job communicating and obviously they made huge mistakes as far as how they’ve retained records and whether or not they’ve been upfront and whether or not those records were available,” McCaskill said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“This guy did a terrible job being arrogant yesterday. We all think of the IRS as being arrogant and he kind of confirmed that,” she added about his performance at a hearing Monday evening before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Koskinen denied that he has misled Congress by promising the agency would turn over all of Lerner’s emails. He recently told lawmakers that the IRS couldn’t recover Lerner’s emails from 2009 to 2011 because of a computer crash.
Asked why they couldn’t be reproduced, he told lawmakers Monday “If you have a magical way for me to do that, I’d be happy to know about it.”
Koskinen clearly lied under oath and we suspect his smugness wouldn’t be so overbearing if he were under indictment.