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

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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.

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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.

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Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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  • crazymind99

    You would hope there would be one Democrat that would come forward and ask for a quicker investigation. As open criticism of the government is threatened, the closer we are to tyranny.

  • Ed Richardson

    Unfortunately this is not the exception,but the rule.

  • quillerm

    Welcome to the World of leftist McCarthyism, where political ideology is the only truth. This may be the birth of the National Socialist Party in America which could spell the end for Individual rights and the US Constitution.