Thanks to the actions of the Freedom Caucus and thanks to YOUR activism, the United States House of Representatives will hold a vote on whether to impeach Obama’s IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen.
Like Hillary Clinton, Commissioner Koskinen lied to Congress about the destruction of evidence during an investigation.
“With two subpoenas and three preservation orders in place, under Mr. Koskinen’s watch the IRS destroyed 422 backup tapes containing potentially 24,000 emails relevant to the IRS targeting of conservative organizations. This is unacceptable,” Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan said recently in a statement. “The American people see two standards in this country: one for ‘we, the people’ and another for the powerful and politically connected. No private citizen would be able to get away with what the IRS did, and neither should Mr. Koskinen.”
The Freedom Caucus officially filed a privileged resolution before Congress went on recess, meaning that a vote MUST be held on whether to impeach this Obama bureaucrat as soon as Congress returns.
The reasoning is clear. The IRS was under a legally binding preservation order. John Koskinen said that all evidence was being safeguarded and would be handed over to Congressional investigators. However, he knew this was a lie. The IRS disregarded the preservation order and destroyed valuable evidence. Not only did they wipe the servers clean, mind you, but also they had them physically incinerated and melted down.
This lie alone is enough to impeach the IRS Commissioner.
But now we have breaking news today. A watchdog group just forced the administration to release 300 pages of documents and they are beyond damaging!
The FBI documents just released prove that the Obama administration knew about the IRS targeting scheme 2 years before Congress.
The FBI found evidence that the IRS was deliberately targeting Conservative groups based on their ideology. The investigator told then-acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller about the findings and he had just two words to say.
The FBI found evidence of illegal activity, implicating the Obama administration and its officials in serious crimes, and the DOJ refused to move forward with it. Sound familiar?
But this is serious. Not only has John Koskinen lied under oath about his department’s destruction of evidence, but also he lied under oath about when the IRS learned of this and what was found from the preliminary investigations.
From the very beginning, he declared that the actions taken against Conservative groups were ‘mistakes.’ These new documents, however, prove this was a lie. The actions the IRS took against Conservative groups were deliberate and not only did Lois Lerner know about it for years and allow it to continue, but the IRS itself tried to sweep it under the rug.
With your help, we have sent almost half a million faxes to Congress demanding that they hold a vote to impeach Obama’s IRS Commissioner. After more than a year of advocacy, you got the House Freedom caucus to do just that. They filed a privileged resolution.
A privileged resolution is a parliamentary maneuver allowing for Congressmen to have more leverage in forcing a vote. It is only used in exceptional circumstances. Under the House Rules, a privileged resolution requires that a vote be held 2 days after filing.
This is going to happen. As soon as the House comes back in session, a vote will have to be held on whether or not to impeach Obama’s IRS Commissioner. With the new evidence revealed today, the answer must be YES!
This isn’t some political fight. A government official lied to Congress. He declared that Lois Lerner’s hard drives and data were being protected even though he already knew they were incinerated and being recycled. He declared that investigations found no deliberate wrongdoing. Both lies.
Here we have an IRS official (Lerner) who targeted Conservative organizations to prevent them from mobilizing against the President in an election year and instead of obeying the legal preservation order, the IRS started destroying the evidence. Then, the head of the IRS lied to Congress about it.
This is perjury and qualifies as “high crimes and misdemeanors,” giving Congress the authority to impeach him.
An impeachment vote will be held. This is all thanks to you. You convinced these Congressmen that this is worth fighting for.
But this is not enough. Now is not the time to rest on our laurels. Now is not the time to celebrate that we took it this far.
We need to bring this across the finish line.
The House will be holding a vote on this when it comes back into session. It is up to you now to make sure they vote in the affirmative.
We are so close,