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Dem. Rep.: 'There Will Be Hell to Pay' If IRS Doesn't Cooperate, Threatens 'Special Prosecutor'

11:01 AM, May 22, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Democratic congressman Stephen Lynch says "there will be hell to pay" if IRS doesn't fully cooperate with Congress, and suggests he might support a "special prosecutor": 

"If we don't get -- if this committee is prevented by obstruction or by refusal to answer, the questions that we need to get to bottom of this, you will leave us no alternative but to ask for the appointment of a special prosecutor or appointment to special counsel to get to the bottom of this," says Lynch. "This is a very serious matter. We would like to handle it in this committee. But if -- I watched the last hearing, where witness for the IRS had no names and no direction as to who led these investigation or who chose the terms to be used and basically stonewalled the committee. That cannot continue. We know where that will lead. It will lead to a special prosecutor. It will lead to special counsel being appointed to get to bottom of this. So I hope that's not the approach of the IRS going forward. Because there will be hell to pay if that's the route that we chose to go down."

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