U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered an investigation into Internal Revenue Service political targeting of some conservative groups, he announced today. The IRS has admitted that members of its Cincinnati office engaged in such activity. But documents suggest at least three other IRS offices did the same.
In a separate case, Holder also said he was not involved in the decision to collect phone records of Associated Press journalists in a probe into leaked classified information, saying he stepped aside to avoid a potential conflict of interest. He called the leak one of the most serious he has ever seen. "It put the American people at risk, and that's not hyperbole."
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