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Yes friends it DCR except just fine with acting IRS commissioner dating -- -- Internal audit of the tax agency you can see that things got pretty heated that today's hearing when were full presented his findings he says liberal keywords.
War -- put.
On the so called be on the lookout list but that no liberal groups were ever actually targeted by conservative groups work.
So where exactly does that -- -- joining me now.
Kelly who questioned were -- earlier today congressman thank you for joining us and let me ask you right out of the gate.
Are you satisfied.
With the -- that you're getting and with the job that -- -- -- -- it.
Well I'm not I can't Judge Judy would -- -- -- his job because he's going there at 34 days but again it's this culture.
This administration -- nobody answers a question they dance around it they use Washington these.
-- for the people I represent back in northwest Pennsylvania it is again it's that political talk that doesn't address the problem and doesn't address the situation.
If the American people just totally do not trust we're happy this government it is people like getting -- -- I -- he says he's -- a good job.
His report was just an update to where he would like to be.
-- no wrongdoing anywhere doesn't give us any facts doesn't lead us to the conclusion that somehow somebody's -- held accountable it is the I'm accountability.
That bothers him more than anything else you just cannot operate like this and expect people to have faith and trust you don't just won't work.
Well that's actually true but why do you say you don't know if you're satisfied with the job that he's doing I mean it sounds like he's well on doing his job -- close to be doing an internal audit and figuring out.
Who is to blame and how we can change BI -- this doesn't happen again it's not like he's not doing his job.
No no but -- -- think he's 34 days into the job.
And he said listen it's gonna take a lot longer for me to get to where I need to get two of my thing is I don't think the American people are gonna wait and he says at least two months.
But I think what the at the important think the American people know is this committee the Ways and Means Committee will not stop.
Probing and asking questions.
And getting to the root of what caused this problem because I don't believe it was casual I -- that these are highly targeted.
Not everybody was treated the same way and I think it's foolish to sit back and think that you could just talk your way through this and -- would hope to run out the clock and that's why saw happening today source -- and I don't wanna pass judgment on him.
I'm looking at him and I'm thinking this is a guy that's running an -- of 90000.
Trying to figure the way to a 75000.
Page owed and come up with the answers were so we have to do is get the people who were kind of we're gonna start the bottom work -- way to the top.
-- having more whistle blowers as time goes forward and more people becoming emboldened to speak out -- Do you -- you -- the topic and we absolutely want to do that are we getting any closer to finding out where this.
Well I think that my way of thinking we are but the time it takes to get there in the -- of testimony we have to go through.
Is is very large -- what we want to make sure is and make an accusation that you're making something an accusation is absolutely true that we don't have any doubts about it before we say it.
So I would just say the the death of this.
To me it couldn't be a couple guys in Cincinnati the pushed the wrong button a couple rookies that did know was going on.
willful kind of -- they have -- -- kind of did come back this way this for the country.
But he's not sure yet wolf we're gonna do is keep pushing him to find out get some certainty for the American people if we can't do that we shouldn't be here in a -- and act tough.
At this -- -- I think Americans want to know that the people who.
Did have a role on this whether it started with -- whether they just had a role in it are no longer at the IRS and so -- that doesn't seem to be the case and you look at -- -- Who is the IRS director at the time she's on paid leave which to me sound like a paid vacation.
I mean she's still getting -- 1171000.
Dollars salaries Steve Miller the acting commissioner resigned in May but he was scheduled to retire in June.
-- more false report says that five managers have been replaced in the wake of the scandal he can't reveal those names but.
Replaced I mean if we don't even know for sure that they were fired they just aren't in the position they were in before.
It sounds like no one's getting punished and that's distressing well.
It is distressing and that's why what we're doing now -- he said he couldn't reveal.
Where these people were that were replaced and -- of I wanna protect their rights their privacy my reply to him was wouldn't be even better if you protect.
The American people -- have the same type of concern for them know what we can do -- we will keep pushing and prodding and find out what's going on and I have found out since I've been here.
In two and a half years that nobody inspired.
What they do is they get deployed someplace else.
They kind of a lot of sight for -- nearly from the GSA he he's back at work he never suffered a bit that's built right -- data that -- -- -- after the ball possibly think it is unacceptable and it's something that we congress have to god keep pushing for.
And make sure that we get to the department of justice and at that point.
holder has got to do his job -- fulfill his duty and obligation people the United States that's were pushing for this administration has got to start standing up at -- acting.
Those people that have great faith and great trust and put them in office and now they need to be held.
I hope you're gonna be the -- doesn't make sure that that happens because it's very distressing to hear all of that thank you so much for coming on congressman we appreciate it.
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