WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) — When the U.S. House Judiciary Committee meets Tuesday to address allegations involving Internal Revenue Service chief John Koskinen, it is also expected to consider taking an action that hasn’t happened in nearly 150 years — impeachment.
The panel will discuss Tuesday allegations that Koskinen lied under oath when testifying before Congress and defied a congressional subpoena.
Such a proceeding is a rare event, as congressional bodies rarely take steps to remove any administration official from office. The last time that happened was 1876, 140 years ago, when Secretary of War William Belknap was impeached. more