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IRS targeting of tea party under criminal investigation

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
May 15, 2013

The John Weld Peck Federal Building, shown Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Cincinnati, houses the main offices for the Internal Revenue Service in the city. (AP Photo/Al Behrman

The John Weld Peck Federal Building, shown Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Cincinnati, houses the main offices for the Internal Revenue Service in the city. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status.

Attorney General Eric Holder said he ordered the FBI to investigate Friday — the day the IRS publicly acknowledged that it had singled out conservative groups.

Holder says the IRS actions were “outrageous and unacceptable.” Holder says now his agency must determine if there were criminal violations.

Holder is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

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2 Responses to IRS targeting of tea party under criminal investigation

  1. woody188

    May 15, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    A corrupt AG orders the Executive to investigate itself. Does anyone think justice will actually be served?

    • Almandine

      May 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Nope.