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House hearing on IRS commissioner boils down to ‘no evidence’
By David Thornton, Federal News Radio
The arguments on both sides of a preliminary hearing that could potentially lead to the impeachment of John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, came down to the inability of each side to prove the other wrong. Lawmakers fought to impose a narrative, either coincidence or conspiracy, over the sequence of events that started with the IRS targeting scandal in 2013.
Republican lawmakers, including the two witnesses at the hearing, argued that there is no evidence that Koskinen attempted to comply with congressional subpoenas or made a concerted effort to unearth missing evidence, and that his negligence is grounds for impeachment.
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