A lawyer working with conservative groups argued Monday that President Obama’s Justice Department should prosecute IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for lying to Congress, since President George W. Bush’s Justice Department prosecuted New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens for the same offense.
There was a scandal here, and John Koskinen testified multiple times to Congress falsely, Cleta Mitchell, who is working with conservative groups hit by the IRS targeting scandal, said on C-SPAN. He falsely testified, and he allowed and really presided over destruction of important evidence about the source of this targeting scandal.
She was discussing the impeachment resolution Republicans have filed against Koskinen, and argued the resolution is needed because the Obama administration has refused to act. She implied that failure to act shows a level of partisanship in the current administration that was not seen under Bush.