U.S. Justice Department, FBI investigating IRS activity -Holder

WASHINGTON Tue May 14, 2013 2:15pm EDT

WASHINGTON May 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the Internal Revenue Service over its targeting of certain groups, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday.

Holder said reports that the tax auditing agency held certain conservative political groups and other organizations to extra scrutiny were "certainly outrageous and unacceptable," if not criminal.

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