IRS Chief Admits: WH Wrong that Scandal Was Just 'Rogue Agents'

IRS Chief Admits: WH Wrong that Scandal Was Just 'Rogue Agents'

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that the White House’s characterization of the IRS targeting scandal as the actions of rogue agents was inaccurate when asked by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

Koskinen argued, “The basic premise that this was a conspiracy driven by the White House” was wrong.

Gowdy pointed out that the White House inserted itself in the controversy, and asked whether the White House’s claim that misconduct was conducted solely by “two rogue agents in Ohio” was correct. Koskinen responded, “Not that I know of.”

Gowdy then pressed Koskinen, and got him to admit that the White House inserted itself into the scandal, and that a scandal could exist, even if it didn’t reach the White House.

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