FBI

FBI Contacts Tea Party Groups Targeted by IRS

Criminal investigation moving forward

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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.

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