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Koskinen Has Given Over $100,000 To The Democrats

From the Washington Free Beacon:

REMINDER: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is Major Democratic Donor

June 23, 2014

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is in the spotlight as he is set to further testify to Congress regarding the IRS targeting of conservative groups. It is important to remember that Koskinen has shelled out nearly $100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups.

Koskinen has been contributing to Democrats for four decades, starting with a $1000 contribution to Democratic candidate for Colorado Senate candidate Gary Hart in 1979.

Koskinen has been a reliable donor over the years, contributing a total of $19,000 to the Democratic National Committee from 1988 to 2008. He has made a contribution to the Democratic candidate for president in each election since 1980, including $2,300 to Obama in 2008, and $5000 to Obama in 2012.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has received $3,000 from Koskinen since 2008, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee received $2,000 from 2004 to 2006.

Hillary Clinton has received $3,800 for her various political campaigns from Koskinen. Koskinen’s most recent contribution was $2,500 to Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) in February of 2013.

So now we know why Mr. Koskinen was picked for the job. They knew he would be a loyal party member. And that he would help to continue with the cover-up

By the way, Mr. Koskinen said last night that this scandal does not require a special prosecutor, because the IRS is investigating it. Lest we forget, the woman in charge of that probe is also a major Democrat and Obama donor.

Ms. Barbara Bosserman donated a combined $6,750 to President Obama’s election campaigns and the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2012, according to federal campaign finance records. (Ms. Bosserman also just happened to visit the White House for seven hours in 2009, according to White House logs.) — So we know why she was chosen, too.

Koskinen was appointed IRS commissioner later that year, and was tasked with revamping the tax agency in the wake of criticism that it was allowing partisanship dictate which groups applying for tax-exempt status would receive extra scrutiny.

“John is an expert at turning around institutions in need of reform,” Obama said in the statement announcing Koskinen’s appointment. “With decades of experience, in both the private and public sectors, John knows how to lead in difficult times, whether that means ensuring new management or implementing new checks and balances.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) said at the time that he was “more than a little mystified” at the partisan appointment in a time that the agency was under fire for just that…

Koskinen was president of the U.S. Soccer Foundation from 2004 to 2008, before he was appointed the non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac, where he served from 2008 to 2012.

Wow, his involvement with Freddie Mac alone should have been enough to make him suspect. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have always been a nice sinecure for loyal party members. (Cf. Rahm Emanuel.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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