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Former IRS Commissioner faces lawmakers on Capital Hill

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The man who ran the Internal Revenue Service when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups gets called on the carpet today at a hearing on Capitol Hill. It will be the first chance lawmakers get to question Douglas Shulman about what he knew and why he didn't tell Congress.

Lawmakers want to know why the former IRS Commissioner didn't tell Congress that agents had been singling out conservative political groups for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, even after he was briefed.

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