Holder Orders IRS Investigation
He also said he had no involvement in the AP phone records scandal
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 14, 2013 1:42 PM CDT
Attorney General Eric Holder pauses during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, May 14, 2013.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Eric Holder today said he has launched a criminal investigation into the IRS scandal, and he also disavowed involvement in the AP snooping scandal. On the latter, the attorney general said he'd recused himself from the related leak investigation. In a press conference at the Justice Department today, Holder explained that because he'd been interviewed by the FBI in connection with the case, he'd bowed out early in the process to "avoid the appearance of a potential conflict of interest." That means the decision to subpoena the AP would have been made by Deputy Attorney General James Cole, a Justice Department official tells Politico.

Holder also said that the FBI and Justice Department would be collaborating on a probe into the IRS mess. Holder called the agency's admission that it had put more scrutiny on Tea Party groups "outrageous and unacceptable," and he promised to determine whether any laws were broken, the AP reports.

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May 16, 2013 11:44 AM CDT
Your taxes being audited after you marched screaming you don't want to pay taxes and then posted it all over the Internet - that is surprising, unfair, and the most important problem we have now! Hiding money from taxes in off-shore accounts is fine, gambling with tax payer's money and being rewarded hundreds of millions (also from tax payer's money) is not an issue.
May 15, 2013 10:50 AM CDT
Slimeball Hypocrites! The IRS is targeting groups that the DOJ has labeled as Terrorists and Criminal Extremists! - http://static.infowars.com/2010/08/i/media/DoJTerrorismCriminalExtremismTerms.pdf If you believe that "Yehweh/Yeshua is the Lord God Jesus Christ" then you are a Terrorist and Criminal Extremist, according to the report!
May 15, 2013 7:04 AM CDT
Save us all some time and money and on the AP investigation just look in the mirror. The mirror is not hard to find .... its in-between the pictures of Clinton and Nixon.