GOP pans handling of IRS probe

Justice Department again deflects call for special prosecutor

Posted: July 18, 2014 at 3:47 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers called anew for a special prosecutor to look into the matter.

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