Nearly two months into the his administration, Pres. Trump has not fired IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Koskinen, who deceived House Republicans in the IRS scandal that saw the tax agency targeting Conservative non-profits (remember Lois Lerner?), was once threatened with impeachment by congressional Republicans.
When asked if he intended to stay on in his role, Koskinen said he hadn't heard any reason not to. When asked about Koskinen th Trump White House said there was no "announcement" to make.
Allowing Koskinen to stay on is to enable the Deep State. Here is a man who knowingly and purposely deceived the Representatives of the American people about one of the most egregious crimes government can commit, yet no action of retribution for his crimes is at hand.
Pres. Trump has issued an Executive Order to the Treasury Department - in particular the IRS - to not enforce any and all tax penalties associated with Obamacare. But with someone like Koskinen at the helm of the IRS, who is to say he will enforce that Executive Order? Who's to say that under his leadership the IRS doesn't levy audits of everyone who is found not to be compliant with what should be seen as an unconstitutional law? That damage would be even worse than any tax penalty associated with Obamacare.
Pres. Trump needs to make an example out of Koskinen, firing him - with malice - immediately for dereliction of duty, and he should be stripped of any government pension, as should Lerner. Then Mr. Trump needs to neuter the IRS once and for all by achieving tax reform that removes the IRS ability to bully the citizenry. The institution of the FAIR Tax comes to mind...