Why is John Koskinen, the scandal-plagued IRS Commissioner, still in office? Enquiring minds want to know.

President Trump has done a lot in his short time in office — a lot of draining — and yet, Koskinen is still on the federal payroll. I agree with TaxProf Blog’s Paul L. Caron when he said, “He’s the No. 1 candidate in Washington for President Trump’s signature line: “You’re fired.”

Koskinen was brought into the IRS in 2013 and was supposed to uncover why Tea Party and conservative groups were singled out and denied approvals for tax exempt status. But he didn’t, or wouldn’t.

“Instead,” Caron reminds, “what Congress and the public got from him was obstruction, open defiance and a refusal to discipline anyone at the agency. Indeed, he seemed most concerned with running interference to shield the Obama administration from any embarrassment.”

And as an award for being such a good puppet, the Department of Justice never dared to bring any charges and that helped ensure Lois Lerner walked free and protected anyone for bearing the responsibility for the unlawful discrimination against conservative groups. These are unconstitutional abuses by the federal government and somebody needs to be held liable.

And that’s why Koskinen needs to go and NOW.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.