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Press Release Published: Jan 9, 2014

Obama Political Donor Leading FBI Investigation of IRS Targeting

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, questioning the Justice Department’s decision to task a Democratic political donor with leading the criminal investigation into the IRS’ inappropriate treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Federal Election Commission records reveal that Ms. Barbara Bosserman, a DOJ trial attorney now leading the DOJ/FBI investigation of the IRS, has donated at least $6,750 to President Obama’s election campaigns and the Democratic National Committee in the past several years.

“By selecting a significant donor to President Obama to lead an investigation into the inappropriate targeting of conservative groups, the Department has created a startling conflict of interest,” the letter states.

“It is unbelievable that the Department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the President’s policies,” the letter continues. “At the very least, Ms. Bosserman’s involvement is highly inappropriate and has compromised the Administration’s investigation of the IRS.”

Jordan and Issa request that Holder immediately remove Ms. Bosserman from the ongoing investigation.

You can read the letter to the Department of Justice here.

December 6th letter to Comey is here.

September 2nd letter to Comey is here.