Trey Gowdy Shreds Partisan IRS Hack Koskinen

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:48 am

In case you missed Monday night’s Congressional hearing on the IRS allegedly losing Lois Lerner’s potentially incriminating emails, it naturally was divided along partisan lines with Democrats playing for the cameras and offering a weak defense.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen denied Monday that he had misled Congress by maintaining that his agency would turn over all of Lois Lerner’s emails.

Koskinen, appearing in his second testy hearing in just the last several days, told the House Oversight Committee that the IRS was living up to its word by producing every email it could – some 67,000 – as Republicans repeatedly questioned whether the commissioner had been totally upfront with them.

The agency told Congress this month that a stash of Lerner’s emails from 2009 to 2011 couldn’t be reproduced, because of a computer crash. Koskinen had told House Oversight in March, in yet another contentious appearance, that the agency would provide all of Lerner’s emails.

But under tense questioning from Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Koskinen stressed that “I never said I’d provide you emails that we didn’t have,” and insisted there was nothing he could do to recover what could be thousands of lost Lerner emails.

Issa’s questioning ended with disgust over Koskinen’s lying and who can blame him? Yet as always whenever he appears on a panel, South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy stole the show with his interrogation of the pathetic Koskinen. This is just masterful:

By the way, if you have any inkling that Koskinen is anything other than a Democrat hack,  this demolishes that notion. Meanwhile, Democrats again continued to embarrass themselves. Expect nothing less.

One side is interested in truth and justice, the other is aiding a criminal coverup.


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6 Responses to “Trey Gowdy Shreds Partisan IRS Hack Koskinen”

  1. Gary Smith on 24/24/14 at 9:50 am

    This dude Koskinen reminds me of Mr. Krueger, George Costanza’s last boss on Seinfeld…

  2. Gorgo331 on 24/24/14 at 10:23 am

    What makes Watergate different from the IRS scandal? Watergate was a failed attempt to influence a presidential election. The IRS got away with it.

  3. Al D on 24/24/14 at 4:57 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!

  4. Al D on 24/24/14 at 4:58 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.