After last week's fireworks, we suspect this rare evening hearing will have plenty more as the major Democratic donor (and IRS Commissioner) John Koskinen faces a fresh grilling over the technuical bullshit that led to the IRS destroying subpoena'd hard drives...
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is in the spotlight as he is set to further testify to Congress regarding the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
It is important to remember that Koskinen has shelled out nearly $100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups.
A quick reminder of last week's theatrics (via HuffPo),
I will not tolerate your continued obstruction and game-playing in response to the Committee's investigation of the IRS targeting," Issa wrote to Koskinen. "For too long, the IRS has promised to produce requested — and later subpoenaed — documents, only to respond later with excuses and inaction."
"Despite your empty promises and broken commitments to cooperation, the IRS still insists on flouting Constitutional congressional oversight," Issa said.
Koskinen had a long record of government service before taking over as head of the IRS at the start of the year. He served in different positions under both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and worked for the District of Columbia.
"It'll be the first time in my long career of testifying anybody ever subpoenaed me but if that's the way they want to operate, that's fine with me," Koskinen said Friday. "I just got a subpoena announcing that I was to appear at 7 o'clock on Monday night with no inquiry, no request, no question whether I was even going to be in town."
Live Feed Via Wapo,
Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) released a set of questions Sunday that suggests lawmakers will be digging even deeper into events surrounding the loss of the email records when Ms. Lerner’s computer hard drive failed. The questions, totaling about 50, seek details both about the hard-drive failure in mid-2011 and the agency’s later discovery that it affected the investigation, which started in 2013.