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)

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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