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Press Release Published: Jan 13, 2014

Issa and Jordan Respond to Report that FBI Does Not Expect Criminal Charges in IRS Targeting Investigation

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today made the following statement on the Wall Street Journal’s reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not expecting criminal charges in the investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting scandal:

“Anonymous – and apparently politically motivated – leaks from unnamed law enforcement officials further undermine the public assurances by the current and former FBI directors that this is a legitimate investigation. These leaks come after the Justice Department, citing the confidential nature of the investigation, refused to brief Congress on its progress and congressional investigators independently discovered that a high dollar contributor to the Obama Administration failed to recuse herself.  These revelations further undermine the credibility of the Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department under his leadership.  Given the circumstances, there is little reason for the American people to have confidence in this investigation.”

Read Issa and Jordan’s letter to Attorney General Eric Holder from January 9th here.