2:19 PM, Jul 28, 2015 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this morning, Representatives Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, call for the impeachment of IRS head Jim Koskinen. The congressmen accuse Koskinen of a host of serious transgressions including destruction of evidence, hiding the fact that evidence had been destroyed from Congress, and lying to Congress:
Mr. Koskinen made statements to Congress that were categorically false. Of the more than 1,000 computer backup tapes discovered by the IRS inspector general, approximately 700 hadn’t been erased and contained relevant information. But Mr. Koskinen testified he had “confirmed” that all of the tapes were unrecoverable.
He also said: “We’ve gone to great lengths, spent a significant amount of money trying to make sure that there is no email that is required that has not been produced.” In reality, the inspector general found that Mr. Koskinen’s team failed to search several potential sources for Ms. Lerner’s emails, including the email server, her BlackBerry and the Martinsburg, W.Va., storage facility that housed the backup tapes.
The 700 intact backup tapes the inspector general recovered were found within 15 days of the IRS’s informing Congress that they were not recoverable. Employees from the inspector general’s office simply drove to Martinsburg and asked for the tapes. It turns out that the IRS had never even asked whether the tapes existed.
Just last week, tPresident Obama appeared on The Daily Show and denied the IRS had ever targeted conservatives, contravening the organization's own admission that it had done so. In fact, DeSantis and Jordan note:
[Koskinen] hasn’t acted on the president’s May 2013 promise to “put in place new safeguards to make sure this kind of behavior cannot happen again.” A Government Accountability Office report released last week found that the IRS continues to lack the controls necessary to prevent unfair treatment of nonprofit groups on the basis of an “organization’s religious, educational, political, or other views.” In other words, the targeting of conservative groups may very well continue.
Read the rest of the op-ed here.
9:22 PM, Nov 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News tonight that amnesty via executive order is an "impeachable offense."
Watch his comments to Megyn Kelly:
"Look, I believe it is an impeachable offense," Krauthammer told Kelly.
11:01 AM, Nov 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden seemed to take a shot at the Clintons in an interview yesterday when he brought up "all that stuff that was going on" in the 1990s. Biden's reference served as a reminder that Democrats avoided the Democratic president when President Clinton was getting impeached.
The case for censuring the president is being bruited about in Washington. Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By TERRY EASTLAND
In case you’ve not been paying attention, an issue for House Republicans as the midterm elections draw near is what to do about a president they believe has offended the Constitution by usurping legislative power and failing to carry out his duty to faithfully execute the law.
9:03 AM, Aug 25, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Forget Bill Clinton. And Richard Nixon. And, for that matter, George W. Bush. The president who has faced the greatest "level of obstruction" is, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the current president of the United States -- Barack Obama.
The Democratic group made the sweeping pronouncement in a fundraising email to supporters over the weekend.
"No President in U.S. history has faced the level of obstruction that Barack Obama has," the email reads. In parentheses, the group adds: "(It’s not even close at this point)."
8:01 AM, Jul 14, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The boss, joined Cokie Roberts, Ana Navarro, and David Plouffe, joined George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week to discuss the border crisis, attacks on Israel, and more. Watch the video below:
5:39 PM, Jul 9, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
When is it okay for a politician to discuss impeaching a president? Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is receiving criticism for her responses to questions about impeaching President Obama. Ernst, who won her party's nomination last month, never actually said she supported impeachment. But amid recent calls from some conservatives that "it's time to impeach" the president the Iowa Republican is receiving some tougher scrutiny over her past statements on impeachment.
2:01 PM, Feb 8, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democrats are fundraising off the threat that President Barack Obama will be impeached. It would seem, according to the Democratic Party, that the threat of impeachment is coming from Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia.
Today, the Democratic party sent an email to supporters (from this address:email@example.com) with the subject line: "Impeachment." Inside the email, were these images:
12:50 PM, Jun 21, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Kesha Rogers won the Democratic nomination in a suburban Houston district (TX-22) on a platform of impeachment of Obama and colonization of Mars.
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