Attorney General Eric Holder Says He Has Ordered A Criminal Investigation Into IRS Scandal

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Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he recused himself from a case involving a Department of Justice decision to subpoena phone records from Associated Press reporters and editors.

Holder also said that the Justice Department has ordered a criminal investigation into the IRS’ targeting of different conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Holder called it “outrageous and unacceptable.”

Holder is briefing reporters now on both issues. We’ll update with more of his comments.

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