President Donald Trump made a surprising announcement on Thursday, confirming that embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will be out of his job. This will probably happen next month.
President Trump has appointed David Kauter, the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for tax policy to be his interim IRS commissioner, and the decision is effective on Nov.13.
Koskinen will have his term ended on November 13. We all know that Koskinen doesn’t support congressional Republicans. House Freedom Caucus members tried to get him impeached last year, mostly due to his handling of the scandal which involved former IRS official Lois Lerner.
Lerner was also accused for targeting cons groups who filled application for non-profit status. Koskinen is accused of stonewalling congressional investigations observing Lerner’s activities, and covering up the Obama administration.
President Donald Trump faced pressure from Republicans, and they demanded that he fires Koskinen. The latter was appointed to lead the IRS by Obama in 2013.
Kautter was appointed to his role in August. He was also working as a tax attorney at the firm Ernst & Young for more than thirty years. He will still work at the Treasury Department while overseeing the IRS, as confirmed by Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin.
“David will provide important leadership while we wait to confirm a permanent commissioner,” Mnuchin explained.
We’ve seen so many resignations and firings, but it seems like President Donald Trump knows what he is doing. He promised to make America great again, and this is definitely part of his great agenda. Americans are happy to have him as a president, and we could never ask for a better leader. Liberals can do whatever pops their mind, but President Trump is doing great in the Oval Office.
What do you think about this? do you support the President’s replacement for Koskinen?