Krauthammer: IRS’ Koskinen is a Dem Party Hack

Krauthammer: 'He is a party hack. That's what he's doing'

• June 24, 2014 9:52 am


Charles Krauthammer derided IRS Commissioner John Koskinen as a "party hack" following a question about Koskinen's substantial past donations to Democratic candidates.

Koskinen's $100,000 in donations to Democrats span four decades, and include over $7,000 to Obama's presidential campaigns.

"Is this commissioner doing the White House any political favors?" Fox News's Steve Doocy asked Krauthammer, "Keep in mind, we have learned that over the last 20 or 30 years, he's given over $100,000 to Democrats running for president and other various offices. I haven't seen any evidence he's given any money to Republicans, but he's a big Democrat donor."

"Look," Krauthammer replied, "he's doing a great political service to his party. He is a party hack. That's what he's doing."

"The IRS ought to be above party and above partisanship," Krauthammer continued, "clearly it wasn't in the actions it took against the Tea Party. And now it continues to be partisan and party line and not acting as an instrument of national welfare because of the way it is stonewalling these investigations."

Krauthammer doubts the case will ever receive a special prosecutor under this administration, and predicted, "All they're going to do is string it out and call it old news. And they've escaped up until now."

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