‘You Don’t Have Any Idea!’ Trey Gowdy Pillories IRS Head over Missing Emails
Congressman Trey Gowdy relentlessly hammered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on the missing IRS emails and on how Koskinen hasn’t personally seen evidence of criminal wrongdoing at the IRS, which Gowdy found particularly outrageous because Koskinen hasn’t read the relevant criminal statutes.
Gowdy lectured Koskinen on the “negative inference” drawn by the inability of the IRS to retrieve these emails, and said if a taxpayer is being prosecuted by the IRS a jury would look on them with more than a little suspicion.
He pressed Koskinen on how he knows there was no criminal wrongdoing. At one point, Koskinen exasperatedly said he’s relying on “common sense,” at which point Gowdy went off and lectured him, shouting, “You don’t have any idea of criminal wrongdoing or not!”
When Koskinen dismissed the idea of a “conspiracy” Republicans have thought up, Gowdy shouted, “You’re repeating a talking point by our colleagues on the other side!”
Watch the video below, via C-SPAN 2:
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