Koskinen’s been a major political donor – exclusively to Democrats

Koskinen’s been a major political donor – exclusively to Democrats

[Ed. – Of course, of course.  But think about it this way.  If he’s given $100K over the course of 35 years, that averages out to $2,800-odd a year, or $5,600 per election cycle.  That puts him in the stratosphere of political donors.  And yet he’s not that wealthy.  He’s an executive professional type.  The man is a hard-core partisan.]

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is in the spotlight as he is set to further testify to Congress regarding the IRS targeting of conservative groups. It is important to remember that Koskinen has shelled out nearly $100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups.

Koskinen has been contributing to Democrats for four decades, starting with a $1000 contribution to Democratic candidate for Colorado Senate candidate Gary Hart in 1979.

Koskinen has been a reliable donor over the years, contributing a total of $19,000 to the Democratic National Committee from 1988 to 2008. He has made a contribution to the Democratic candidate for president in each election since 1980, including $2,300 to Obama in 2008, and $5000 to Obama in 2012. …

Koskinen was…tasked with revamping the tax agency in the wake of criticism that it was allowing partisanship dictate which groups applying for tax-exempt status would receive extra scrutiny. …

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) said at the time that he was “more than a little mystified” at the partisan appointment in a time that the agency was under fire for just that.

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