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VOL. 128 | NO. 138 | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Congress Recalls Watchdog to Explain IRS Audit

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The investigator who wrote a scathing report about the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative political groups is heading back to Capitol Hill as a key House Democrat says his committee's investigation has found no evidence of political bias at the agency.

IRS inspector general J. Russell George is to testify Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. George has been criticized by some congressional Democrats who say his report failed to mention that some liberal groups were targeted, too.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, released a memo Tuesday saying that interviews with 15 IRS employees and reviews of thousands of emails reveal no evidence of political bias by IRS workers. Cummings said there is also no evidence that anyone outside the IRS directed the targeting.

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