Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; and Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell Chmn. & CEO, discuss the political fallout in the aftermath of the tax agency targeting conservative groups.» Read More
After a Treasury Department report last week confirmed the targeting by the IRS, the tax agency became the focus of a criminal probe by the Justice Department.
LONDON/ WASHINGTON, May 17- A European probe into possible oil price manipulation expanded with the investigation of a small niche trading house in the Netherlands and a key U.S. senator on Friday called for the Justice Department to join the investigation.
WASHINGTON, May 16- The chairman of the U.S. Senate's energy committee asked the Justice Department on Friday to investigate whether alleged price manipulation by three oil companies in Europe has boosted fuel prices for U.S. consumers.
WASHINGTON-- Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department's handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service's telephone records.
Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; and Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell Chmn. & CEO, discuss the political fallout in the aftermath of the tax agency targeting conservative groups.
Take a listen to this heated exchange between House member Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder today, as reported by CNBC's Eamon Javers. (2:14)
WASHINGTON-- Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended the Justice Department's secret examination of Associated Press phone records though he declared he had played no role in it, saying it was justified as part of an investigation into a grave national security leak.
Hon. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and chairman on the House Committee on the Judiciary, questions Attorney General Eric Holder about the DOJ's civil rights division.
Attorney General Eric Holder is ordering an investigation to see if there were criminal violations in the IRS scrutiny of conservative political groups, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Holder told Congress that a serious national security leak required the gathering of AP telephone records as he stood by a probe in which he insisted he had no involvement.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups.
Kookogey is one of many conservatives who complain about unfair treatment at the hands of the IRS, the U.S. tax service that admitted last Friday it had inappropriately singled out the Tea Party movement and other conservative groups for extra examination.
* "Insufficient oversight" led to problems at IRS- report. *Embattled acting IRS chief meets lawmakers.
CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments on the reported targeting by the IRS, and the AP scandal.
WASHINGTON, May 14- Federal officials charged 89 people including doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in eight U.S. cities on Tuesday with Medicare fraud schemes that the government said totaled $223 million in false billings.
*Embattled acting IRS chief Miller goes to Capitol Hill. The scandal has added to a sense of a White House under siege as President Barack Obama, who has promised to hold any IRS wrongdoers accountable, grapples with an array of domestic and foreign policy controversies that threaten his second-term agenda.
Attorney General Eric Holder was likely to face a storm of questions on Tuesday over the Justice Department's controversial decision to seize telephone records of the Associated Press, a move denounced by critics as a gross intrusion into freedom of the press.
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday the Department of Justice had charged 89 defendants in eight cities with healthcare fraud, and warned that budget cuts could limit future efforts to crack down on fraudulent claims.
WASHINGTON, May 14- The U.S. Department of Justice is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the Internal Revenue Service over its targeting of certain groups, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday.
CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on what Attorney General Eric Holder said about the AP scandal, as well as the targeting by the IRS on conservative groups.