Obama To Nominate New IRS Commissioner

Don't trust anybody who wants the job


President Barack Obama intends to nominate John Koskinen as Internal Revenue Service commissioner, he announced Thursday.

If confirmed by the Senate, Koskinen would replace Daniel Werfel, who has led the scandal-plagued agency on an acting basis since May.

"John is an expert at turning around institutions in need of reform," Obama said in a statement. "With decades of experience, in both the private and public sectors, John knows how to lead in difficult times, whether that means ensuring new management or implementing new checks and balances."