Will IRS Commissioner Be Impeached for Lying to Congress?

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) joined The Glenn Beck Program on Wednesday to talk about an impeaching proceeding that should be front page news --- but isn't being covered by the mainstream media.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was brought in to clean up a mess in Ohio and restore confidence in the IRS. Instead, his actions have led to an impeachment hearing for dereliction of duty and perjury.

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Glenn asked Congressman Jordan to recap the story for anyone unfamiliar with it. Here's his explanation:

So [Koskinen] is brought in to clean up the mess. And under his watch --- with three preservation orders in play, two subpoenas in play --- he allows 422 backup tapes to be destroyed, tapes that were under subpoena, 422 backup tapes to be destroyed. Potentially 24,000 emails. He allows that to happen, waits four months before he tells Congress, four months before he tells the people doing the investigation. Central material and documents we need for the investigation. He does all that. And we say, look, when you think about the underlying offense and you don't comply with a subpoena, you don't tell us that you've destroyed tapes . . . you should be impeached. Something of this magnitude warrants impeachment, and that's why we're moving in this direction.

What is the purpose of impeachment?

"You know, Hamilton wrote about this in the Federalist Papers, that impeachment protects the public against the abuse or violation of some public trust. There is no public trust," Glenn said.

Given the abysmal track record of Congress pursuing and punishing illegal activity by government officials, Glenn wondered if anything would be done about Koskinen's blatant abuse of power.

"I have no trust in Congress anymore on actually getting anything done. Is this going to happen? You have the smoking gun. You have him clearly, clearly perjuring himself. He shouldn't be impeached. He should go to prison for perjuring himself in front of Congress. Is any of this actually going to happen?" Glenn asked.

Jordan insisted he and his colleagues were committed to the impeachment.

"The resolution was filed several months ago. Our next hearing is with the legal experts to come in and do what you just described there, to show that the standard is not criminal intent. The standard is dereliction of duty, gross negligence and breach of public trust, which he certainly, certainly engaged in. So, yeah, we think we can do this," Jordan said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the Senate Judiciary's Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts Subcommittee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Koskinen continued to face questions about alleged IRS targeting of political groups for extra scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt status. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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