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8 months later, FBI finally contacts a few tea party groups targeted by IRS

Posted By admin On January 12, 2014 @ 8:30 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Tom Tillison
bizpacreview.com [1]
January 12, 2014

Eight months later, the FBI has finally contacted some of the tea party groups being targeted for additional scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service.

Attorney General Eric Holder ordered an FBI investigation after it was revealed that the agency “inappropriately” targeted tea party groups and “wrongly delayed” the approval of hundreds of applications for tax-exempt status, the Washington Times reported.

Attorney Jordan Sekulow, who represents 41 tea party and other conservative organizations in a federal lawsuit against the IRS, told Fox News Friday that a few of his clients were just recently approached by FBI investigators.

“We’re talking single digits right now,” Sekulow said.

Fox News reported that “concerns continue to mount that the government is slow-walking its investigation.” A concern that Sekulow shares.

“The [Justice Dept.] has done very little to move this investigation forward,” Sekulow said. “It has even stonewalled Congress, recently rescinding an offer to provide Congress an in-person briefing about the investigation’s progress.”

U.S. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, opened his own investigation into the FBI’s efforts. Issa’s requests for documents are being rejected by the bureau, the Times reported.

Continue reading at the Washington Times [2]

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[2] Continue reading at the Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/9/fbi-contacts-tea-party-groups-targeted-by-irs/

[3] Did Obama Know Too? IRS Officials Knew Patriots And Tea Party Groups Were Being Targeted 2 Years Ago: http://www.prisonplanet.com/did-obama-know-too-irs-officials-knew-patriots-and-tea-party-groups-were-being-targeted-2-years-ago.html

[4] Tea party groups threaten to sue IRS: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tea-party-groups-threaten-to-sue-irs.html

[5] IRS targeted groups that criticized the government, IG report says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irs-targeted-groups-that-criticized-the-government-ig-report-says.html

[6] Lawsuit to be Filed Against IRS to Stop Targeting of Tea Party Groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawsuit-to-be-filed-against-irs-to-stop-targeting-of-tea-party-groups.html

[7] Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-fbi-impeding-inquiry-into-irs-targeting-of-conservative-groups.html

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