Justice Department To Open Probe Of IRS’s Actions

He has ordered the Justice Department to open an investigation into whether any laws were broken when the Internal Revenue Service singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder told reporters Tuesday.

Echoing comments made Monday by President Obama, Holder also said that even if no laws were broken it was “outrageous” for the IRS to focus on groups who identified themselves as “patriots” or “tea party” supporters when they applied for tax-exempt status.

NPR’s other coverage of this developing story includes:

IRS Chief Says ‘Mistakes Were Made’ But Weren’t Partisan.

IRS Controversy Revives Questions About Tax-Exempt Issues.

Lawmakers Call For Hearings On IRS Scandal.

Exactly What Did The IRS Want To Know?

It’s True: ‘Mistakes Were Made’ Is The King Of Non-Apologies.

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