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Goodlatte to Hold 1st Hearing on Misconduct by IRS Commissioner

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Washington, May 20, 2016 | Beth Breeding (2022255431) | comments
On Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Examining the Allegations of Misconduct Against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Part I.”

At the hearing, members of the House Judiciary Committee will examine the findings of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s investigation of IRS Commissioner Koskinen. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has investigated the targeting of conservative groups for several years and many of the Committee’s members have found that Commissioner Koskinen failed to comply with a congressional subpoena which resulted in destruction of key evidence, made false statements during his sworn congressional testimony, and did not notify Congress that Lois Lerner’s emails were missing.

Witnesses for the May 24th hearing are:

First Panel

The Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Member of Congress

The Honorable Ron DeSantis, Member of Congress

A Democratic witness to be determined

Second Panel

The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service (Invited)

The hearing will be webcast live at http://judiciary.house.gov/. In June, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a second full committee hearing to hear from outside experts on the findings presented in the first hearing and whether further congressional action is warranted. Witnesses for the second hearing will be announced at a later date.
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