FBI, Dragging Feet on IRS Probe, Finally Contacts Tea Party Groups

Contacts were due 7 months ago

Rand Paul IRS

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“I think these investigations need to be done by independent people outside of the administration,” Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, says of the IRS inquiry. (Associated Press)

The FBI finally has begun to contact some of the tea party groups targeted by the Internal Revenue Service for inappropriate scrutiny in the first public signs that the administration’s criminal investigation is progressing.

A lawyer representing some of the tea party groups that battled the IRS for tax-exempt status told The Washington Times that a “small number” of his clients were recently contacted, seven months after the investigation was supposed to have begun.

The progress was revealed a day after The Times reported that the Justice Department lawyer who is leading the investigation into the IRS, Barbara Kay Bosserman, has donated more than $6,000 to President Obama’s presidential campaigns — a move that, for many Republicans, has called into question the entire investigation: washingtontimes.com.

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