Koskinen declines to appear at own impeachment hearing
I can understand why he wouldn't want to show up for his ritual humiliation, especially when he would be asking to defend his own basically indefensible actions. But when you've done wrong, you can choose to duck the issue and hide like a coward, or face the music and admit wrongdoing. Clearly, Koskinen has chosen the coward's path.
To me, that right there is an admission of lying to Congress to obstruct justice. Remember, he told Congress repeatedly even after he knew emails were missing that he would produce all of Lerner's emails. If he knew they were missing, knew that was suspicious, knew that he would need to investigate the matter, and knew that he would need to report the missing emails to IRS watchdogs, then why would he lie to Congress and delay reporting the loss while he investigated -- unless his investigation was for the purposes of covering up the evidence before the watchdog, which he did not control, became involved?
And remember, too -- the server backup tapes were destroyed after Koskinen learned of the problem, while he was presumably investigating.
This entry was published Thu May 26 11:31:24 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2016-05-26 11:31:24.0.