President Trump made it official on Thursday that embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will be out of a job next month.
David Kautter, the Treasury Department’s top tax-policy official, will temporarily take over the Internal Revenue Service in mid-November, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Thursday.
From The Daily Caller:
Koskinen’s term ends on Nov. 12. He was eligible for reappointment, but Koskinen is fiercely opposed by congressional Republicans. Members of the House Freedom Caucus attempted but failed to impeach Koskinen last year, largely over his handling of the scandal involving former IRS official Lois Lerner.
Prior to Koskinen’s tenure, Lerner was accused targeting conservative groups who applied for non-profit status. Koskinen was accused of stonewalling congressional investigators looking into Lerner’s activities as well as of covering up for the Obama administration.
Trump had faced pressure from many Republicans to fire Koskinen, who was appointed to head the IRS by President Obama in 2013.
Kautter, Koskinen’s intended replacement, was appointed to his role at Treasury in August. He worked as a tax attorney at the firm Ernst & Young for more than three decades.
Kautter will still perform his Treasury Department duties while overseeing the IRS, according to Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin.
“David will provide important leadership while we wait to confirm a permanent commissioner,” Mnuchin said in a statement.
Finally! Now go after Lerner and all of the others who caused so much damage. Way to go President Trump. You’re doing fine
Taking longer than I liked, but Trump IS delivering on his promise to “Drain the Swamp”.
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