May 13, 2013 / 3:23 PM / 6 years ago

Senator Baucus promises probe of IRS targeting Tea Party groups

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on Monday said the Internal Revenue Service should be prepared for a “full investigation” into the agency’s targeting of groups based on their political views.

“These actions by the IRS are an outrageous abuse of power and a breach of the public’s trust,” Baucus said, referring to revelations that the IRS targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups for probes into their applications for tax-exempt status.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Vicki Allen

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