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June 4th, 2013
06:20 AM ET

IRS targetting scandal latest – Brianna Keilar reports


In the middle of his first congressional hearing as the new head of the embattled Internal Revenue Service, Daniel Werfel was asked Monday how he would restore public trust in the agency after revelations that conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status were targeted for extra scrutiny.

"It is going to be a difficult process," acknowledged Werfel, a career public servant appointed by President Barack Obama last month to clean up the mess that is dominating news headlines early in his second term.

Werfel described a process of identifying what happened, who was responsible and steps to ensure it can never happen again to address what Republicans depict as politically motivated harassment that abused constitutional rights of conservative groups.

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  1. Adam

    Got to love CNN..."what republicans depict as politically motivated harassment" If these were liberal, muslum or pro abortion groups this would be on their front page every day. The uninformed voted for this big goverrnment and socialism so this is what we're getting....fast and furious scandall, associated press spying, IRS harassment...and they'll be in charge of obamacare, Rice being appointed after lying to America....what a joke.....we'll be the next North Korea if the democrats keep it up

    June 6, 2013 at 9:42 am | Reply

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