The egregious treatment of conservative and Tea Party groups by the IRS has gone too long unpunished. Now, conservatives are finally getting serious about taking to task those responsible for targeting right-leaning non-profit organizations.

A meeting was recently organized with staffers of President Trump by White House conservative liaison Paul Teller and included about two dozen conservative leaders to discuss their wishes for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, according to The Daily Caller.  Their message to Trump’s team? Remove all Obama-era bureaucrats so that the Trump administration can successfully pursue its stated agenda. One major step to that end is firing Koskinen, something Congress hadn’t the courage to do last year.

“Koskinen allegedly defied congressional subpoenas and preservation orders by allowing the destruction of potentially incriminating evidence on former IRS official Lois Lerner’s involvement in the targeting scandal,” notes the DC’s report.

If Trump is serious about draining the swamp, there’s no better candidate. Koskinen has proven he’s not on the side of the American people or the law of our country. It’s taken too long to even get to this point. Firing him immediately is the only path to justice.

H/T TaxProf Blog

About The Author

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, 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.

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