During the Monday night hearing Capital Hill, House Republicans who were furious with the IRS scandal hammered away at the IRS commissioner John Koskinen over the alleged ‘lost’ emails from Lois Lerner, and his continued persistence to lie that there was no criminal wrongdoing with the emails, it was all just a coincidence that those emails disappeared.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) repeatedly asked Koskinen to recite a specific statue of law to which he based his claims that there was ‘no criminal wrongdoing’, Koskinen replied, “you can rely on common sense”, that sparked Gowdy to return fire
[pull_quote_center]“Common sense? Instead of a criminal code, you wanna rely on common sense? You can shake your head all you want to commissioner; you have said today that there’s no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and I’m asking you what criminal statutes you have reviewed to reach that conclusion?”[/pull_quote_center]
Koskinen responded: “I have reviewed no criminal statutes.”
The commissioner blamed the snafu on ‘outdated technology’ and stated it would cost roughly $10-30 million to fully modernize its systems. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) fired back with a excellent point, the IRS paid $89 million to their employees bonuses the previous year, which included $1 million to employees who had not paid their taxes.
What more would you expect on this wild Monday night? This is how the Obama admin operates.