Cruz Calls for Independent Investigation Into IRS

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for the appointment of a new special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups.

Cruz wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday, saying the administration has failed to keep its promise of investigating and holding people accountable for the targeting.

“Two hundred fifty-three days have passed since both you and President Obama professed outrage at the IRS’s wrongful conduct,” Cruz wrote. “To date, no one has been indicted.”

Cruz said instead the administration appointed a “partisan, Democrat donor” to lead the Department of Justice’s probe into the IRS, which has yielded no criminal convictions.

“This is a sad state of affairs,” the letter stated. “The widespread perception of partisan bias, of manifest conflict of interest, besmirches the reputation of the Department of Justice. And it undermines confidence in rule of law.”

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