IRS Commissioner Admits Mistakes in Previous Testimony
He wouldn’t elaborate on those mistakes.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is currently testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee to avoid impeachment due to allegations he may have destroyed evidence for congressional investigations into the IRS treatment of Tea Party groups. Koskinen stressed that Congress should not impeach him, but did admit mistakes on his previous testimony:
Speaking under oath, Koskinen told lawmakers that he understood the suspicions the IRS’ actions have caused. He said he’s been truthful and provided all the documents he could to investigators and that impeaching him would be “improper.”
Without being specific, he also conceded: “The truth is that we did not succeed in preserving all of the information requested and some of my testimony later proved mistaken. I regret both of those failings.”
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The Freedom Caucus had submitted a resolution to impeach Koskinen for impeding “Congress’ effort to investigate the IRS for tough assessments of Tea Party groups that sought tax exemptions several years ago.” Caucus members Members claim Koskinen failed to provide proper email documents and lied about deleting some emails. They also claim he has shown, “little effort to recover the lost documents.”
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