John Koskinen offered little new information about the matter, saying he doesn’t want to interfere with an inspector general’s investigation.
Hearing scuttled moments before an independent witness was set to testify there were no fish.
Forty-seven inspectors general issued the complaint in a letter to congressional oversight leaders.
The move could set up a potential contempt battle between the White House and the House oversight committee.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) preempted a potential contempt fight over the IRS official’s refusal to testify, laying out legal arguments in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner.
(Eric Gay / AP)
Officials say employees’ personal information likely taken as FBI launches investigation.
Wesley Lowery and Josh Hicks
House Oversight Committee chairman apologizes to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for cutting off microphone.
(Rick Bowmer / AP)
Reps. Chaffetz and Cummings build a friendship across the aisle now to prevent partisan meltdowns later