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Republicans Slam U.S. IRS Over Lost Emails In 'Tea Party' Probe

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June 17, 2014 AT 11:04 AM
Congressional Republicans criticized the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday over its loss of emails possibly linked to last year's controversy about the tax agency's treatment of Tea Party-aligned political groups. Hammering away at the White House and the IRS over the 2013 affair, a handful of Republicans accused the Obama administration of obstructing congressional probes and renewed calls for the naming of an independent prosecutor. Republican Representatives Dave Camp and Charles Boustany said in a joint statement, "This entire investigation has been slow-walked by the (Obama) administration. It looks like the American people were lied to." White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday that the IRS' blaming of a computer crash for the loss of the emails was "entirely reasonable because it's the truth and it's a fact."