Last week, Barack Obama’s despised IRS Commissioner John Koskinen arrogantly refused to resign during a Senate Finance Committee meeting where Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) directly asked him if he would immediately step down due to his proven discrimination against conservative non-profit groups. In response to Koskinen’s cocky refusal, the GOP announced a bold new move that should cause the hated IRS chief to reconsider early retirement.
According to Washington Free Beacon, House Republicans Peter Roskam (R-Ill) and Kevin Brady (R-TX) have just submitted an official request to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice, asking that a new investigation into the IRS targeting scandal be launched immediately. This is welcome news because American patriots have not forgiven nor forgotten Obama’s treasonous crimes which included the weaponizing of government agencies for political purposes.
Watch the Fox News recap of the IRS Commissioner getting caught in a lie regarding the illegal destroying of evidence against him:
According to Roskam’s government web page, the letter sent to the DoJ dated April 12, 2017, specifically urges the agency to investigate Lois Lerner’s misconduct and states it should extend to the Obama administration’s denial and cover-up of the IRS targeting scandal.
Breitbart reports that the IRS started targeting conservative non-profit groups in 2010 and withheld their tax exempt status before the 2012 presidential election. In 2013, Lois Lerner, who was responsible for the IRS department granting tax-exempt status to non-profits, admitted during an American Bar Association meeting that conservative groups were targeted for their political ideologies. Lerner blamed the targeting on lower-level employees, and later that same month, she refused to testify about the scandal in front of the Oversight and Reform Government House Committee.
Following Lerner pleading the 5th to save her skin, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Obama’s DoJ referring Lerner for criminal prosecution in 2014. During that sham investigation, Obama infamously said that there was not a “smidgeon” of corruption at the IRS. The following year, the DoJ announced that they would not bring criminal charges against Lerner or anyone else for that matter. American conservatives had been successfully targeted by the Obama administration through the IRS with not a single repercussion.
Now that the DoJ is not being run by the likes of Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch, the GOP knows that justice will be done if an investigation is conducted into the IRS, which is truly what the American people deserve.
“The Committee’s nearly three-year investigation uncovered evidence of willful misconduct on the part of Ms. Lerner,” wrote Roskam and Brady. “Despite this fact, and for what many believe were purely partisan reasons, the prior administration refused to review Ms. Lerner’s misconduct.”
“The Committee found that Ms. Lerner used her position to improperly influence IRS action against conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and equal protection rights under the law,” the lawmakers said. “The Committee also found she impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.”
“Finally, Lerner risked exposing, and may actually have disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business,” they said. [Source: Washington Free Beacon]
It is time for agencies such as the FBI and the IRS to cease being the right arm of the Democratic Party. Please join Senators Roscam and Brady in their efforts to make Koskinen, Lerner, and the rest of the IRS accountable for their deeds. Contact your own state representatives and urge them to join this fight. We cannot afford to have another president like Barack Obama weaponize our own government agencies against us, and a full investigation with heavy consequences is the only way we will achieve our goal.