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05/13/2013 03:46 pm ET Updated Jul 13, 2013

IRS Tea Party Scandal To Be Probed At House Hearing On Friday

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - The top Republican lawmaker in charge of oversight of the Internal Revenue Service set a hearing date for Friday to probe the agency's admission that some employees gave extra scrutiny to conservative "Tea Party" groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller, and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), J. Russell George, will be the only witnesses, according to Republican Dave Camp, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

TIGTA is set to release a report this week examining the revelations of extra IRS scrutiny that came to light on Friday. (Reporting By Kim Dixon; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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