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-- on another Fox News alert on a stunning admission by the Internal Revenue Service -- -- -- I'm Kelly Wright as a pretty interesting story we're gonna tell you about good to see you Kelly I'm Jamie Colby we want to welcome you to a brand new hour inside America's News HQ.
Several lawmakers including senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
Well they're now calling for a full scale investigation of the tax agency.
After senior officials and the head of the agency's tax division.
-- -- publicly admitted to unfairly targeting conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election.
Her mind Henneberg has been tracking this story live in Washington has more details Molly what do we know.
Hi Jamie hi Kelly additional reviews meeting requests by the IRS for more paperwork more information about their groups and its context.
Here's how one Tea Party leader described the increased -- scrutiny.
Every single FaceBook posts and comment on -- FaceBook page.
Every email we sent in the names of any congressman or senator.
That are supporters from around the country talked to.
It's a complete violation of our first amendment rights we have the right to talk -- congressmen and senators.
As citizens in the IRS doesn't need to be asking for that much information from us.
But it organizations were singled out unfairly the IRS now says -- they had -- such as Tea Party or patriots in their names.
The law allows such groups to get 501 C four tax exempt status even if they do political advocacy as long as political advocates -- is not their main mission.
The IRS says there had been such an increase in groups applying for 501 C four status IRS officials were looking for a way to figure out which ones may not be -- legal requirements.
And they started with a name.
They didn't do this because there was any political bias going -- they did it because they were working together.
This was a streamlined way for them to refer to the cases -- And they didn't have the appropriate level of sensitivity about how this might appear to others and it was just wrong.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell slammed the IRS for quote thuggish practices.
And Republican congressman Darrell -- says the IRS was engaged in quote political retaliation.
Both are calling for the Obama administration to investigate here's the White House's reaction.
There is no question that if this activity.
Took place it's inappropriate nannies the action taken and the president would.
Expected be thoroughly investigated and action.
Would be taken.
BI RS says only low level staffers were involved in this singling out of conservative groups and higher ups were not aware.
Jamie Molly Henneberg I'm sure they'll be more on this we'll check back with you thank you so much smiling.
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