You almost never see an exchange like this, especially from the usually mild Paul Ryan.
During a contentious House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Friday, former vice presidential nominee and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, “Your problem is, no one believes you.”
Koskinen tried to assure lawmakers the IRS isn’t engaged in a cover-up and isn’t misleading Congress, despite failing to disclose massive data loss and a “hard drive crash” until asked about where emails belonging to IRS officials and officials outside of agency were located.
“This is a pattern of abuse, a pattern of behavior that is not giving us any confidence that this agency is being impartial,” Ryan said. “You ask taxpayers to hold onto seven years of their personal tax information in case they are audited and you can’t keep track of emails past six months?”
The exchange came shortly…
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