Current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified Friday on the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
And although the hearing was filled with many memorable and tense moments, particularly between the commissioner and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., one detail that went unmentioned Friday is Koskinen's former employer.
FYI, the IRS commissioner that is being obstinate in today’s hearings? Former CEO of Freddie Mac.— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) June 20, 2014
Yes, from September 2008 to December 2011, Koskinen served as the group's non-executive chairman.
So when the IRS commissioner said Friday that he doesn't feel that the agency owes the public an apology and that he is “willing to stand on [the agency's] record,” let's hope that record is a bit more sterling than the record of Freddie Mac, one of the institutions that helped bring about the 2008 financial meltdown.