WASHINGTON May 14 The top U.S. Republican on
the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday it was
time for the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven
Miller, to leave his post amid a growing controversy over IRS
scrutiny of conservative groups.
"He basically misled me. I really think it is time for him
to leave," Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah told reporters.
The remarks came as the Senate Finance Committee and at
least two U.S. House of Representatives panels are launching
probes. The panels plan to look into the tax agency's use of
search terms such as "Tea Party" in targeting tax-exempt status
applications from conservative groups for closer scrutiny.
(Reporting by Kim Dixon; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Paul