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.

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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)

During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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California has gone to hell. Homelessness and violence have spiked. Civil liberties and businesses have been destroyed in the name of "COVID safety." Children have been brainwashed with racist critical race theory. And yet, Democrats want to use California as the test model for the entire country. Your state and your town are next. They want their FAILURE to become YOUR FUTURE.

Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV's "The Rubin Report," moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he's watched it descend into absolute chaos. While most of his news and comedy friends have fled, Dave tells Glenn Beck why he's riding it out and how the rest of the country must save itself from progressive policies and "evil" governors like Gavin Newsom — or else the great American experiment will be over.

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